The rosters expanded today! As a result, the Yankees announced a handful of moves last night and this morning. Of course, Andrew McCutchen was added to the roster following the trade with the Giants. They also announced a late trade for Adeiny Hechavarria and he will join the team today too. Some key members of the Scranton Shuttle have also been called up, along with a new face. The Yankees also designated both Ryan Bollinger and Shane Robinson for assignment.
Here’s a full break down of the moves that have transpired over the last 24 hours:
Acquired: McCutchen, Hechavarria
Called up: Tyler Wade, Luis Cessa, Stephen Tarpley
Designated for assignment: Bollinger, Robinson
Now that the Yankees are without Chasen Shreve, Giovanny Gallegos, and Adam Warren, we’ll finally see a new face in the bullpen. Tarpley is one of the prospects that the team received from the Pirates as part of the Ivan Nova trade back in 2016. The southpaw split his time between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season with great results. Through 69.2 innings, he posted a 1.94 ERA with 0.962 WHIP and 9.2 K/9.
Wade and Cessa aren’t exactly exciting call ups. The former was given a decent look earlier in the season, but failed to make much of an impression. Wade slashed .186/.238/.305 through 59 at-bats and I honestly forgot that he was still in the organization. As for Cessa, the right-hander has been mostly bad during his time in the majors this year. That’s true whether considering his performances out of the bullpen or his outings as a spot starter.
The best news other than last night’s trades has got to be the Robinson DFA. For awhile there, it looked like the Yankees were content to keep trotting him out there while the team waited for their injured outfielders to recover. Thankfully, Brian Cashman decided against that, and McCutchen will make his Yankees debut today.