The Yankees have a roster spot open until newly acquired Lance Lynn arrives, so they decided to fill it with left-handed starter Ryan Bollinger ahead of today’s game.
Prior to tonight’s game, the Yankees selected the contract of LHP Ryan Bollinger to the 25-man roster from Double-A Trenton.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 31, 2018
Drafted in 2009 in the 47th round by the Phillies, Bollinger spent three seasons in the minors and made it as high as Single-A. He left the MLB in 2014, opting to play in independent leagues in Canada and Australia through 2017.
The Yankees gave the 27-year old a minor league contract, and he has split time between Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Trenton this season. With the RailRiders, Bollinger made two starts going 0-1 with a 4.00 ERA. The southpaw has several more innings logged with Trenton, as he is 5-4 with a 4.86 ERA.
Bollinger will likely be with the Yankees for a day or two until Lynn is officially added to the 25-man roster. Bollinger will likely serve as an emergency bullpen arm.