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New York Yankees select Joel De La Cruz to roster, designate Kyle Davies for assignment

The New York Yankees have made their third move to bolster the bullpen in as many days, announcing Monday that they have selected the contract of minor-league RHP Joel De La Cruz and added him to the 25-man roster.

To make room on both the 25-man and 40-man rosters, the team designated RHP Kyle Davies for assignment.

De La Cruz, 25, was originally signed by the Brewers as an international free agent back in 2006, and came to the Yankees organization prior to the 2010 season. He split 2014 between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, going 4-4 with a 4.38 ERA in 11 games (10 starts) for the Thunder and 3-5 with a 4.52 ERA in 17 appearances (12 starts) with the RailRiders.

The righty's lone appearance this season came last Friday, when he pitched three perfect innings for the Thunder and was credited with the win in their 15-2 victory over Erie.

Davies, 31, was called up Sunday when LHP Matt Tracy was designated for assignment. He pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings in the Yankees' 14-4 win over Boston Sunday night, allowing three hits and striking out two in his first major-league outing since 2011.