Yankees acquire relief pitcher George Kontos and infielder Giovanny Urshela

The Yankees made a pair of minor trades on Saturday, acquiring RHP George Kontos from the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations and infielder Giovanny Urshela from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations.

Both were assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and as neither player was on their previous team's 40-man roster, they did not need to be placed on the Yankees' 40-man roster.

Kontos, 33, began this season with the Pirates, going 2-3 with a 5.03 ERA in 21 outings for Pittsburgh before being released in May. Cleveland picked him up, and he posted a 3.38 outing in six major-league appearances and went 2-0 with a 1.13 ERA in 14 games with Triple-A Columbus.

The right-hander was originally a fifth-round pick of the Yankees back in 2006, made his MLB debut in pinstripes in 2011, and is 18-18 with a 3.12 ERA and two saves in 349 career major-league appearances over parts of eight seasons with the Yankees, Giants, Pirates and Indians.

Urshela, 26, began 2018 in the Indians' organization, hitting .324 in 11 games at Columbus before being dealt to Toronto in May. He played in 19 major-league games with the Jays, hitting .233 with one home run and three RBI, and also hit .244 in 24 games at Triple-A Buffalo.

The SWB RailRiders were actually playing Buffalo on Saturday, so just as Tyler Austin did when he was dealt to Minnesota last week, Urshela immediately reported and simply switched dugouts in between games of a doubleheader.