Needing another pitcher to bolster the bullpen for Wednesday's game, the Yankees recalled right-hander Darrell Rasner and designated third-string catcher Koyie Hill for assignment.
Rasner, 25, was 4-0 with a 2.56 ERA as a starter for Triple-A Columbus. He was claimed off waivers by the Yankees from the Nationals on Feb. 11.
Rasner started for Columbus on Saturday, but Torre said he could get two or three innings out of him if necessary.
"Whatever role it is, I'm very grateful for this opportunity that I've been given," Rasner said.