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Yankees claim Bridwell, drop Torreyes from big-league roster

November 26, 2018
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Parker Bridwell throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Seattle. Bridwell was claimed off waivers from the Angels by the New York Yankees on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, who opened a roster spot by designating infielder Ronald Torreyes for assignment. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander Parker Bridwell was claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels by the New York Yankees, who opened a roster spot by designating infielder Ronald Torreyes for assignment.

Bridwell, 27, was 10-3 with a 3.64 ERA in 20 starts and one relief appearance for the Angels in 2017, then missed much of this year because of right elbow inflammation. He was 1-0 with a 17.55 ERA in one start and four relief appearances over 6 2/3 innings for the Angels and 1-1 with an 8.68 ERA at Triple-A Salt Lake.

Bridwell is 11-3 with a 4.60 ERA for Baltimore and the Angels in 28 games over three seasons. He was designated for assignment last week by the Angels.

The 26-year-old Torreyes was among the most popular players in the Yankees clubhouse, a 5-foot-8 backup often hoisted into the air by teammates to high-five 6-foot-7 Aaron Judge. Torreyes hit .292 with 36 RBIs in 315 at-bats over 108 games in 2017, but spent much of this year at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and batted .280 with seven RBIs in 100 at-bats over 41 games for the Yankees.

New York announced the moves on Monday.

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