NEW YORK – Something has to go.
To have room for starting pitcher Luis Severino, the Yankees assigned infielder Breyvic Valera for assignment ahead of Tuesday's game against the Angels at Yankee Stadium.
Severino returns. from the 60-day injured list, losing all season with proper rotator cuff soreness that became a Grade 2 right lat strain. The 25-year-old righty had his first start of the season. In February, he agreed to a four-year, $ 40-million contract extension with the Yankees.
The Yankees claimed Valera's departure from the Giants in May.
In 12 major league games, Valera hit .219 with no home runs and three RBIs with a .647 OPS. In Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre, Valera showed, hitting .315 with 13 blasts, 49 RBIs and a .903 OPS in 83 games.
Valera was one of the many bodies the Yankees needed while putting MLB- enrolling 30 players on this season's injured list. The losses to Tampa Bay … the first they could clinch the AL East was Wednesday. number: 3) and Oakland (elim. number: 4)
MILESTONE SKIPPER: Manager Aaron Boone has 198 career managerial wins (100 in 2018 and 98 in 2019)… Ralph Houk (205 wins included) the Yankees from 1961 -62) for most any manager in his first two career helm races.
HOMECOMING King: RHP Luis Severino will make his season debut tonight … missing the Yankees' first 151 games on the injured list with right rotator cuff inflammation … the two-time AL All- Star (2017, & # 39; 18) ranks third in the Majors in 2018 with 19 wins (19-8), tied for second-most by a Yankee in the last 11 seasons (since 2009) behind CC Sabathia ( 21-7 in 2010).
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