It’s been a busy afternoon of Yankees roster moves. Earlier, it was announced that George Kontos had joined the team. We had to wait awhile to hear the corresponding move, and unfortunately it was CC Sabathia to the disabled list. According to Connor Foley, the Yankees have also called up Ronald Torreyes. Luke Voit will be sent down to make room for the infielder.
After spending the last two seasons with the squad full-time, Torreyes found himself the odd man out back in May when the team needed to call up an extra reliever. They opted to send him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre where he has been ever since (aside from two games in June). Torreyes slashed .323/.343/.415 through 24 big league games prior to the demotion. He also missed several weeks when he joined his wife in New York to be with her as she underwent medical treatment.
Voit, 27, didn’t get much opportunity to show what he’s got since being called up for the Red Sox series. He hit .188/.235/.188 with three hits over 16 at-bats. The Yankees acquired him from the Cardinals last month in exchange for Chasen Shreve and Giovanny Gallegos. He affectively replaced the since-traded Tyler Austin.
Calling Torreyes up gives the Yankees some more flexibility off the bench. He can play more positions than Voit. Plus, he’s a great addition to the clubhouse. A lot of Yankees fans will be happy to see him tonight.