Despite the rainout on Monday which delayed their home opener, the Yankees stayed busy off the field. The club has voided the minor league option of RHP Ben Heller and placed him on the 10-day D.L. (retroactive to 3/27) after being diagnosed with a right elbow bone spur.
Roster Moves: Earlier today, the Yankees voided the minor league option of RHP Ben Heller and placed him on the 10-day D.L. (retro. to 3/27) with a right elbow bone spur. Additionally, LHP Oliver Pérez was signed to a minor league contract on Friday, 3/30.
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The 26-year-old righty has flirted with the Big Leagues for the past two seasons, making 19 appearances out of the bullpen with the Yankees since 2016. Heller is the latest to be hit with the injury bug as players being sidelined continues to be an unwelcomed theme to begin the 2018 season.
The team also officially announced they have signed veteran LHP Oliver Perez to a minor league contract on Friday. The 15-year vet has seen stints with seven teams and transitioned from a starter to a lefty specialist during the latter stages of his career. Perez, should he make it to the Bronx, would be a welcomed addition to a bullpen that has seen key members get rocked early on including Dellin Betances and David Robertson. Get that side-winding left arm of yours loose, Ollie.