The Yankees have to activate a number of players from the 60-day injured list this weekend, and to do so, they had to make room on the 40-man roster beforehand. The team got a head start with Brett Gardner and Darren O’Day yesterday, and this afternoon, a few more moves were made official:
Earlier today, OF Tim Locastro was claimed off waivers by the Boston Red Sox and INF Andrew Velazquez was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Angels.— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) November 5, 2021
Additionally, the Yankees outrighted C Rob Brantly off the Major League roster and onto the roster of Triple-A Scranton/WB.
Earlier today, OF Greg Allen was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates.— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) November 5, 2021
Once the Yankees activate Zack Britton, Luke Voit, Miguel Andújar, Clint Frazier, and Aaron Hicks from the 60-day IL, the 40-man roster will stand at 39 players. That number could decrease to 38 if the club declines Joely Rodríguez’s contract option. That will be resolved by Sunday.