With MLB rosters expanding from 26 to 28 players this month, the New York Yankees have called up shortstop prospect Oswald Peraza from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the team announced Thursday.
The 22-year-old will join the Yankees on Friday in St. Petersburgh for the series opener against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Peraza, the Yankees’ No. 3 prospect, crushed his 19th home run of the season on Thursday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before being removed from the game and receiving hugs from teammates in the RailRiders dugout.
In 99 games at Triple-A this season, Peraza has hit .258 with 18 home runs and 49 RBI.
New York has also reinstated utilityman Marwin Gonzalez from the paternity list, so the roster now sits at 28.