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Yankees reinstate Clay Holmes from injured list, place Marwin Gonzalez on paternity list

The New York Yankees made some roster moves ahead of Monday’s series opener in Anaheim.

The club reinstated reliever Clay Holmes from the injured list and optioned reliever Luke Bard to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

New York also placed utilityman Marwin Gonzalez on the paternity list and recalled Tim Locastro from Triple-A.

Holmes was placed on the injured list on August 14 due to back spasms. The 29-year-old owns a 2.39 ERA over 49 innings this season.

Bard was claimed off waivers from Tampa Bay Rays on August 5 and spent two weeks in Triple-A before being called up on August 21. He finally made his Yankees debut on Sunday, pitching a scoreless inning.

Locastro is now in his fifth stint with the Yankees, and he has hit .176 in 34 at-bats.

Gonzalez is hitting .200 with three home runs and 11 RBIs in 130 at-bats this season. He can spend up to three days on the paternity list.