The Yankees bolstered their rotation before Friday’s Trade Deadline by acquiring 30-year-old lefty Andrew Heaney from the Angels.
New York also received cash considerations and sent the Angels Minor League right-handers Janson Junk and Elvis Peguero.
Heaney has pitched to a 6-7 record with a 5.27 ERA in 18 starts for the Angels this season, permitting 92 hits and 31 walks across 94 innings, with 113 strikeouts.
The Yankees expect Heaney to join a rotation that — at present — features right-hander Gerrit Cole, left-hander Jordan Montgomery, right-hander Jameson Taillon, right-hander Domingo Germán and left-hander Nestor Cortes Jr.
“At this time of year, making sure you have depth … you’ve got to make sure you’re covered,” manager Aaron Boone said.
The 25-year-old Junk is the Yankees’ No. 27 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. He was a 22nd-round Draft pick in 2017, and he has pitched to a 4-1 record and a 1.78 ERA in 14 games (12 starts) this season for Double-A Somerset.
Peguero, 24, has gone a combined 4-1 with a 2.23 ERA in 21 relief appearances for High-A Hudson Valley and Double-A Somerset this year.