The Yankees have acquired right-hander Gonzalez Germen from the Mets for cash in the first trade in a decade between the New York rivals.
Outfielder Slade Heathcott and starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka have been transferred to the 60-day disabled list. Right-hander Matt Daley has been released and outfielder Zoilo Almonte was designated for assignment.
Toronto opening day starter R.A. Dickey gave up six runs and seven hits over three innings in the Blue Jays’ 10-6 victory over the New York Yankees on Wednesday.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the seventh inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox over the New York Yankees 8-4 Friday night.
On Thursday, the Yankees placed Jayson Nix on the 15-day disabled list and called up right-handed reliever Preston Claiborne.