Lefthanded pitcher David Huff was added to the roster Thursday, and Dellin Betances was returned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, following one rain-delayed, unsuccessful inning Tuesday.
To make room for Huff, David Phelps was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. Phelps could return in September, Girardi said, but does not appear likely to be ready by Sept. 4, when he is eligible to be activated.
Huff said he does not know what his role will be, other than to be ready for anything. Of the Yankees, he said, “As an organization, they’re always making a playoff push. For me, that’s something I’m not used to because I was in Cleveland. It’s exciting. I’m looking forward to it.”
The Yankees announced the death of former traveling secretary Bill (Killer) Kane at 75. Kane spent three decades with the club, starting as the radio/TV statistician, who often was mentioned by Phil Rizzuto and other announcers for his work in the pre-computerized era.