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Yankees designate Ronald Torreyes for assignment

On Monday afternoon, the New York Yankees claimed RHP Parker Bridwell off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. As a corresponding move, the Yankees designated utility-man Ronald Torreyes for assignment.

Torreyes played in 41 games with the Yankees in 2018, hitting .280/.294/.370 with no homers and seven RBI. He stayed with the ball club the entire 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Bridwell made one start and four relief appearances for the Los Angeles Angels last season, but spent time on the disabled list with an elbow injury. Bridwell did show promise as a starter in 2017, finishing the season with a 3.64 ERA. However, the Angels felt it was time to move on from the 27-year-old, and designated him for assignment last week.

The Yankees view Bridwell as rotation depth for CC Sabathia, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, and James Paxton. In the midst of adding rotation depth, the Yankees are also attempting to trade away Sonny Gray at some point during the offseason.

As for Torreyes, the move came as a shock to most fans. But given how he was handled during the 2018 season–and with the additions of bench players Gio Urshela and Hanser Alberto, it was only a matter of time before the lights went out on the Toe-night show.

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