The Yankees recalled OF Clint Frazier, RHPs Chance Adams and Ryan Dull and selected the contract of LHP Tyler Lyons for their first set of September call-ups.
To make room for Lyons on the 40-man roster, David Hale was placed on the 60-day IL.
Frazier was the lone position player called up and is in the lineup batting eighth and DH’ing for the series finale in Oakland. Though he batted .283/.330/.513 (115 wRC+) in 53 MLB games, he struggled in Triple-A, going .247/.305/.433 (85 wRC+) in 61 games. However, he worked on his defense and seemed to improve in left field.
Adams and Dull worked in the Triple-A bullpen after recent demotions. Dull never got into a game with the Yankees this year, while Adams had a 7.48 ERA in 21 2/3 innings in his second taste of the Majors. If you want more on Dull, here’s my piece on him from his original acquisition.
Lyons, meanwhile, is new to the Yankees’ roster after signing a Minor League contract two weeks ago. The left-hander was an effective reliever in St. Louis in 2013-2017 before falling to a 9.15 ERA over 20 2/3 innings with the Cardinals and Pirates over the last two seasons. He’s been more effective in his Triple-A stints, including with the Yankees.
The 31-year-old’s fastball velocity is down from the low-90s to high-80s in the past two seasons, though he’s a slider-first pitcher anyway. We’ll see if he can find something back in the Majors.
Hale recently had an injury to his left kene in his rehab from a back injury, so he’s on the shelf for a while. The 60-day IL placement likely keeps him out for the season.