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Long Island native Matt Daley makes Yankees debut

Matt Daley delivers a pitch from the mound

Matt Daley delivers a pitch from the mound during spring training at George Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. (Feb. 17, 2013) (Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

Long Island native Matt Daley finally got his chance to pitch for the Yankees.

The Garden City High School alum came on in relief in the ninth inning of the Yankees' 12-8 loss to the Red Sox Friday night. He pitched an inning of scoreless relief and allowed one hit while striking out two. He also hit Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino with a pitch.

The Yankees purchased Daley's contract earlier in the day and selected him to the team's active 40-man roster. The team placed infielder Corban Joseph (shoulder surgery) on the 60-day disabled list to make room for Daley.

Daley was with the Yankees during spring training after recovering from shoulder surgery in 2011, but he did not make the big-league club. He started the 2013 season with Class-A Tampa and joined Triple-A Scranton on June 5. He went 2-3 with a 2.54 ERA in 30 appearances for the RailRiders.

Prior to Friday's appearance, Daley played in 92 career MLB games, all with the Colorado Rockies, with a 1-2 record with a 4.71 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 80.1 innings pitched.

Tags: Yankees , Matt Daley , Long Island , Corban Joseph

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