The Yankees have promoted Tyler Austin from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and placed 1B Garrett Cooper on the DL due to a hamstring injury, the team announced Thursday.
Austin had been optioned on Friday. By recalling him prior to 10 days passing, the Yankees -- by rule --had to add Austin to the roster in place of a player who is heading to the disabled list.
The 25-year-old Austin is 2-for-13 in four MLB games this season.
Cooper, who was acquired last month, is hitting .326 with a .333 OBP and .488 SLG in 13 games with the Yankees.