Amid a flurry of roster moves, the Yankees have designated pitcher Phil Coke for assignment, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports. The Yankees have promoted infielder Rob Refsnyder, pitcher Luis Cessa, and pitcher James Pazos. Pitchers Chad Green and Conor Mullee were optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Coke, 33, gave up five runs (four earned) on seven hits and four walks with one strikeout over six innings for the Yankees. The club acquired him from the Atlantic League in late April. Coke then pitched seven quality innings at Triple-A, earning him the promotion. It was Coke’s second stint with the Yankees.
The Yankees’ pitching staff has been a revolving door so far this year. Already, the club has used 19 different pitchers. Pazos will be number 20.