Yankees call up reliever Giovanny Gallegos while awaiting return of Tommy Kahnle
In need of a relief pitcher but with Tommy Kahnle not quite ready to go, the New York Yankees on Monday called up reliever Giovanny Gallegos from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre.
To make room on the roster, the Yankees optioned outfielder Clint Frazier down to Scranton/Wilkes Barre on Sunday. According to multiple reports, the Yankees want to add an eighth arm to the bullpen this week, with a three-game series at Texas beginning Monday followed by home series against the Angels and Astros.
But it is Kahnle who is expected to ultimately fill the role for good. Kahnle went on the disabled list on April 17 with right shoulder tendinitis. He has been throwing in Tampa, Fla., site of the Yankees' spring training facilities.
Gallegos made his major league debut with the Yankees last season, going 0-1 with a 4.87 ERA in 16 games and 20 1/3 innings. He has not pitched in the majors this season.
Frazier, who was 1 for 2 in one game this season, batted .231 with four home runs and 17 RBIs in 39 games with the Yankees last season.