It’s a day that ends in a Y, so that means the Yankees are reshuffling their roster. Earlier today the team called up infielder Thairo Estrada. As a corresponding move, the club optioned Adonis Rosa back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Estrada, 23, hit .280/.321/.520 with three home runs (116 wRC+) in limited time with the Yankees earlier this season. He played somewhat below that level at Triple-A, however, batting to a 94 wRC+ across 255 plate appearances with the RailRiders. Adding Estrada to the roster helps give depth to the Yankees’ bench, as the team had been playing with 14 pitchers.
On the subject of pitching, Rosa goes down as the corresponding move. The 24-year-old logged two innings in his big-league debut last night. He allowed one run on one hit—a solo homer off the bat of Renato Nunez—but walked none and struck out two. The right-hander got a taste of the majors and likely pitched his way into a September call-up.