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Yankees activate Zack Britton in slew of roster moves

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Yankees made several roster moves ahead of Thursday’s series opener against the Boston Red Sox.

The team activated relievers Zack Britton and Scott Effross, placed left-hander Wandy Peralta on the injured list with left thoracic spine tightness, optioned right-hander Greg Weissert to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and designated Miguel Andújar for assignment.

Britton returns to the bullpen after recovering from Tommy John surgery. The 34-year-old has not appeared in a big-league game since August 19, 2021.

Effross returns to the bullpen after missing about a month with a small right shoulder strain. In eight games with New York, he has a 3.24 ERA with eight strikeouts and seven hits allowed in 8 1/3 innings.

Weissert made his Major League debut with the Yankees on August 25. In 11 games, he posted a 6.10 ERA with 10 strikeouts.

For Andújar, the roster move marks the end of a memorable but inconsistent tenure with the Yankees. The AL Rookie of the Year runner-up in 2018, he battled injuries and inconsistency as he rode the shuttle between Triple-A and the Majors for the past few years. Andújar made news earlier this season when he requested a trade after being demoted back to the Minors in early June. He hit .229/.250/.281 with one home run and eight RBIs in 27 games in the Majors this year, and .273/.303/.449 with 35 homers and 122 RBIs in 259 career games with the Yankees overall.