Friday, June 14, 2019 1:00 am
Yanks' Morales goes on IL
CHICAGO – The New York Yankees placed Kendrys Morales on the 10-day injured list with a left calf strain.
Morales is the 20th player to go on the IL this year for New York, matching its total for the entire 2018 season. The first baseman/designated hitter had three hits in the Yankees' 12-5 victory over the Mets on Tuesday but did not play in the second half of the doubleheader.
The Yankees also recalled outfielder Mike Tauchman and left-hander Nestor Cortes Jr. before Thursday night's game against the Chicago White Sox. They had an open roster spot after lefty Stephen Tarpley was sent down Wednesday.
Phillies make trade with Yankees
Philadelphia acquired utilityman Brad Miller from the New York Yankees for cash. Miller will join Philadelphia in Atlanta for a three-game series that starts tonight. He hit .250 (9 for 36) with one homer and four RBI for Cleveland this season. After his release from the Indians in April, he signed a minor league deal with the Yankees and was batting .294 with 10 homers and 29 RBI for Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre. Miller hit 30 homers for Tampa Bay in 2016.