Here is a look at the latest Yankees roster moves…
May 12, 9:45 a.m.
After Friday’s win over the Cincinnati Reds, the Yankees announced infielder Oswald Peraza had completed his rehab assignment and was reinstated from the 10-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Peraza injured his ankle sliding into second base in a game on May 3 but wasn’t placed on the IL until May 9 when the club activated Aaron Judge from the IL.
In 12 games this season, the 23-year-old had just six hits in 32 at-bats with one double and 3 RBI. He slashed .188/.316/.219 with a .545 OPS.
In 13 games with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Peraza has slashed .359/.414/.566 with a .980 OPS. He has 19 hits in 53 at-bats including two doubles and three home runs with 11 RBI.
May 11, 1:30 p.m.
The Yankees announced prior to Thursday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays that they’ve selected Ryan Weber to the active roster.
Weber spent last season between the Yankees major league and Triple-A roster. He made 15 appearances with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and posted a 3.86 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 27 strikeouts over 39.2 innings.
He allowed just one run across five appearances at the big league level. So far in Triple-A, Weber’s started five games and pitched to a 5.77 ERA.
In a corresponding roster move, the Yankees transferred Jonathan Loaisiga to the 60-day injured list.
The right-hander, who’s thrown just 3.1 innings this season, underwent surgery to remove a bone spur in his elbow. He now isn’t eligible to return from the IL until June 5.
Additionally, the Yankees reinstated catcher Ben Rortvedt from the 10-day IL and optioned him to Triple-A.
April 29, 11:50 p.m.
The Yankees announced on Saturday morning that they’ve officially signed Jake Bauers to a major league contract, and they’ve added him to the big league roster.
With Aaron Judge a bit banged up over the past few days, Bauers joined the Yankees’ taxi squad at the beginning of their series in Texas. New York is excepted to provide an update on the outfielder’s status later today.
If Judge does avoid the IL, and is just to miss a few days, Bauers could at the very least provide the Yanks with insurance. The veteran has played first and both corner outfield positions in his big league career.
Prior to being called up, Bauers was hitting .304 with a 1.245 OPS, nine homers, five doubles, and 20 RBI in Triple-A. He also put together a strong spring, hitting .407 across 13 games.
In a corresponding roster move, New York has transferred Lou Trivino to the 60-day injured list. The right-hander, who has yet to pitch this season, is dealing with a UCL strain in his pitching elbow.
April 28, 11:35 p.m.
Following the Yankees’ 5-2 loss to the Rangers on Friday night, the team announced they optioned INF/OF Franchy Cordero to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
In 18 games (53 at-bats), the 28-year-old slashed .151/.182/.578 with four home runs and 11 RBI.
While Cordero’s numbers of late were not good, he was pivotal in the first couple of weeks of the 2023 season. From April 3-12, Cordero hit .280 but launched four home runs and 11 RBI. He would not hit another home run or drive in another run since.
April 25, 4:22 p.m.
The Yankees announced Tuesday that they have signed LHP Nick Ramirez to a major league contract and selected him to the active roster.
Ramirez, 33, last appeared in the majors in 2021 with the San Diego Padres. In 13 appearances, Ramirez had a 5.75 ERA in 20.1 innings pitched. Last season, Ramirez was signed to a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners but did not make it out of Triple-A with the club.
In a corresponding move, the team optioned RHP Greg Weissert to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes/Barre.
Entering Tuesday, Weissert appeared in four games this season and pitched to a 2.08 ERA in 4.1 innings.
April 14, 3:25 p.m.
The Yankees announced Friday they have called-up pitcher Greg Weissert from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and designated pitcher Colten Brewer for assignment.
The move comes after the Yankees bullpen got taxed for 8.1 innings of relief on Thursday in an 11-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins after starter Jhony Brito failed to make it out of the first. New York’s 40-man roster count now stands at 30 after the move.
Brewer joined the Yankees’ Opening Day roster after having spent spring training in the Tampa Bay Rays’ organization. The 30-year-old appeared in three games for this season, allowing four runs (all earned) on six hits while walking three and striking out four in 8.1 innings pitched (4.32 ERA). The right-hander got bitten by the long ball three times in his final appearance against the Twins on Thursday night.
If Brewer clears waivers, he has the right to reject the assignment and elect free agency.
Weissert, 28, appeared in 12 games for the Yanks last season – his first action at the Major League level. The righty allowed seven runs (all earned) on six hits while walking five and striking out 11 in 11.1 innings (5.56 ERA).