The southpaw left Friday night’s game against the Twins after three innings.
“It’s just something that’s nagging at me enough that I couldn’t execute pitches,” Paxton said after the game. “I’m not real worried it’s going to be something long-term. I’m hoping it’s something that’s just a quick fix.”
It’s the eighth time he’s been placed on the DL in his seven-year career.
Paxton is the fourteenth Yankee currently on the IL.
The 30-year-old is 3-2 this season with a 3.11 ERA, 52 strikeouts and 13 walks.
New York called up right-hander Jake Barrett from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.