OAKLAND, Calif. — The Yankees continue adding to their bullpen.
The Bombers, who added righties David Hernandez, Joe Mantiply and Ryan Dull earlier this month as just-in-case insurance for their big-league bullpen, agreed to a minor-league deal Tuesday with former All-Star reliever Trevor Rosenthal, a source confirmed.
The 29-year-old righthander, who had a 22.74 ERA in 12 appearances with the Nationals before being released in June, will be assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Dull was a waiver claim from the Giants last Wednesday — and received a brief call-up to the majors late last week — Mantiply was acquired from the Reds in a cash deal Aug. 9 and Hernandez agreed to a minor-league deal last Thursday. Mantiply also received a brief call-up and appeared in one game Aug. 12 versus the Orioles. Rosenthal signed a minor-league deal with the Tigers on June 29, six days after being released by the Nationals, but posted a 7.00 ERA in 10 games and was again released.
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Aaron Boone said Luis Severino (right rotator cuff inflammation, lat strain) threw a “short” side session in the bullpen Tuesday in Tampa and is slated to throw a second simulated game Thursday. If all goes well, the righthander is likely to start a rehab assignment shortly thereafter.
Boone said Dellin Betances (right shoulder impingement, lat strain) threw a “long side” in Tampa on Tuesday, though he remains a bit behind Severino in his rehab. A date when he might progress to facing hitters not yet established.
Giancarlo Stanton, on the IL since June 26 with a right knee sprain, traveled with the Yankees to the coast and will continue his rehab during this three-city trip.
“He’ll start to ramp up, hopefully sometime on this trip, start to move around on the field with his running and his defensive work and eventually getting on the field hitting, as well,” Boone said. “What day that is, I’m not sure exactly, but . . . he’s been pretty pleased with how he’s been bouncing back the last week or so.”