Yankees claim Parker Bridwell off waivers from Angels

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The Yankees announced on Monday that pitcher Parker Bridwell has been claimed off waivers from the Angels. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, infielder Ronald Torreyes was designated for assignment.

Bridwell, 27, was limited to 6 2/3 innings at the big league level and 28 innings in the minors last year due to an elbow issue. He had good results for the Angels the previous year, however, making 20 starts and one relief appearance with a 10-3 record, a 3.64 ERA< and a 73/30 K/BB ratio in 121 innings.

Bridwell has just 129 days of service time so he’s cheap pitching depth for the Yankees.

Torreyes, 26, hit .281/.308/.374 across parts of three seasons for the Yankees, playing mostly second base but also spent significant time at third base and shortstop as well. He will likely draw interest from other teams as a utility player.