Prior to today’s 1:10pm game against the Rays, the Yankees called up INF Breyvic Valera from Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre. Here’s the official announcement, per the team:
Valera is a 27-year-old utility infielder from Venezuela. He has only 86 MLB at-bats, spread across three brief stints with the Cardinals, Dodgers, and Orioles. He’s hit .216/.286/.243 (43 wRC+) in those at-bats.
He’s always been known for making contact as a minor leaguer, and for good reason: from 2012-2017, across multiple MiLB levels, he never struck out more than 10% of the time. Mike Axisa of River Ave. Blues once called him “a rich man’s Ronald Torreyes” and Baseball America (subs req’d) called him “compellingly average at everything.” He replaces Daniel Camenara, who was optioned back to Triple-A after last night’s game.