Manager Joe Girardi has some more versatility on the Yankees’ bench after New York acquired Dustin Ackley from Seattle on Thursday.
Ackley, 27, came up a second baseman in 2011, but had been used almost exclusively as an outfielder this season in Seattle, playing 63 games in left, 21 in center and two in right.
Left-hander Jose De Paula has been recalled from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre by the New York Yankees, who optioned right-hander Jose Ramirez to the Triple-A club.
Whitley left in the second inning of Thursday night’s loss to Tampa Bay with right elbow pain that had been bothering him for a while.
Corey Kluber pitched four-hit ball for a superb six innings Saturday and Jose Ramirez hit his first career homer as the Cleveland Indians ended a four-game skid with a 3-0 victory over the New York Yankees
The 32-year-old Miller pitched in one game for the Yankees last year. He’s also played for Baltimore, Colorado and Oakland.
The Yankees have passed the Memorial Day marker in striking distance of the surprising frontrunner, Toronto. And now it’s time to start thinking about the trading deadline.
Ichiro Suzuki went 3-for-3 to lead the Yankees. He legged out an infield single, stole second and scored on Mark Teixeira’s double in the first inning off Kyle Kendrick.