The New York Yankees made a couple of roster moves before Tuesday’s home game against the Oakland Athletics.
The team recalled left-hander JP Sears from the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. To make room for him on the 26-man roster, veteran pitcher Manny Bañuelos was designated for assignment.
Sears is scheduled to make a spot start for the Yankees on Tuesday night, which will be his second career Major League start. He made his first MLB start on May 25 against the Baltimore Orioles, tossing five shutout innings and earning the win. The 26-year-old has also made two appearances out of the bullpen this season.
Manager Aaron Boone told reporters that having Sears make a spot start allows the rotation to get some rest as they are currently in a stretch of 20 games in 20 days.
Bañuelos appeared in just four games for the Yankees with his last appearance coming on July 17 at Toronto.