Cooper was placed on the 10-day disabled list Thursday with left hamstring tendinitis.
It's unclear when the injury cropped up on Cooper, but it could help explain the 0-for-6 stint over his last two games after he went 8-for-12 (.667) in his first three games of August. It's unclear how long the issue will keep him sidelined, but he'll be eligible to return Aug. 27 should he be ready. In the meantime, Tyler Austin was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to take his place on the active roster, and will likely serve as the backup first baseman to Chase Headley for the time being. With Greg Bird (ankle) expected to return from the disabled list next week, Cooper's role when he is activated remains up in the air, but his playing time will likely take a big hit.
Cooper went 4-for-5 with two RBI in Wednesday's win over the Blue Jays.
Cooper was a late addition to the lineup after Clint Frazier was scratched with an oblique injury, but he delivered with his second multi-hit, two-RBI game in as many days. Chase Headley figures to keep seeing the large majority of first base action, but if Cooper continues to hit at this rate he could force himself into the lineup for a few starts per week.
Cooper was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday.
Cooper was demoted following a roster crunch due to the Todd Frazier trade, but with Matt Holliday (back) now out of commission, the 26-year-old will return to the big leagues to add some more depth. Based on the current roster construction, it seems like he could move into a platoon at the designated hitter spot potentially with the likes of Jacoby Ellsbury, although Cooper's high strikeout rate and 6-for-25 showing in the Bronx earlier this season could relegate him to bench duty until Holliday returns.
Cooper was sent down to Triple-A Scranton following Monday's game, Pete Caldera of The Record reports.
Cooper never found a rhythm for the Yankees, as he went just 6-for-25 with one walk against nine strikeouts in his eight games for New York. Chase Headley is on a roll and has settled into the first base job for the time being, leaving Cooper the odd man out as the Yankees shuffle their roster following the trade deadline.
Cooper went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and a run Monday in Minnesota.
Cooper got the nerves out of the way by getting his first big-league hit with a double Sunday in Boston, then got two more in this three-hit performance. Hitter-friendly park or not, Cooper displayed serious ability at the plate with a .366/.428/.652 line at the Triple-A level before getting traded to New York by the Brewers organization. With Greg Bird (ankle) scheduled to get surgery Tuesday and projected to miss six weeks, Cooper could earn every-day at-bats at first base if he continues to swing the bat well.
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|2013||AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat||32||122||15||35||6||3||2||20||10||33||0||0||.346||.434||.287|
|2014||AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat||9||30||2||10||3||0||1||8||--||4||0||0||.375||.533||.333|
|2014||AFA-Brevard County Manat||53||164||23||39||11||0||2||16||18||51||1||0||.330||.341||.238|
|2015||AFA-Brevard County Manat||119||422||55||124||32||2||8||54||35||88||1||1||.356||.436||.294|