Yankees make quartet of roster moves Friday night
The team announced Friday that RHP Adam Warren has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, RHP Giovanny Gallegos was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, catcher Kyle Higashioka and outfielder Mason Williams were recalled from Triple-A and closer Aroldis Chapman has been transferred to Double-A Trenton amid his rehab assignment.
Warren, 29, had experienced soreness in his right trapezius muscle earlier in the week, Joe Girardi explained following Thursday's game. Warren has made 24 appearances for the Yankees this season, going 2-1 with a 2.23 ERA over 32 1/3 innings of work. Over that span he struck out 30 batters and walked nine, while posting a WHIP of 0.804.
Gallegos, 25, finished Thursday's game for the Yankees and surrendered two earned runs over 2/3 of an inning, and owns a 7.15 ERA over nine appearances in relief this season.
In place of Aaron Hicks (Achilles) and Gary Sanchez (abductor muscle), who are day-to-day after suffering injuries Thursday night, the Yankees called up Higashioka and Williams, the latter of whom is batting ninth in the starting lineup Friday.
Higashioka, 27, made nine appearances earlier in the year and failed to register a hit, though he scored a pair of runs while with the big league club. In Triple-A, Higashioka is slashing .326/.383/.558 with two homers and 11 RBI over 11 games.
Williams, 25, played 20 games over the last two seasons for the Yankees, however injuries have plagued his time in the organization. This season with the Triple-A RailRiders, he's slashing .243/.289/.275 with 22 runs and 18 RBI over 59 games.
Chapman, 29, will pitch the first inning for the Double-A Trenton Thunder Friday night, and has been sidelined since May 13 with left shoulder inflammation. Prior to his placement on the D.L., Chapman converted seven saves and posted an ERA of 3.55 with 21 strikeouts and six walks.
The Yankees look to halt a three-game losing skid Friday in Oakland, as Luis Severino takes the hill looking to continue his impressive start to the year. First pitch is scheduled for 9:35 pm EST.