Good Afternoon
Good Afternoon

Yankees busy making bullpen moves

Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Sergio Santos delivers

Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Sergio Santos delivers during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Yankees in Toronto on Saturday, April 5, 2014. Credit: AP / Peter Power

It was a busy day for the Yankees' bullpen before, during and after Sunday's game.

Before a 12-4 loss to the Tigers, the club announced that pitcher Sergio Santos, on the disabled list since Tuesday with right elbow inflammation, will undergo Tommy John surgery.

The Yankees brought up Rocky Point High School product Danny Burawa, a reliever they drafted out of St. John's in the 12th round in 2010, from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. They optioned Bryan Mitchell, who pitched three innings in relief Saturday night, back to Triple-A.

Burawa had a rough debut, allowing four runs in two-thirds of an inning, and was sent down after the game. Jose De Paula took over for him and helped save the bullpen, allowing one run and two hits in 31/3 innings, with his reward a ticket back to Scranton.

The Yankees said late Sunday afternoon that they plan to call up righties Diego Moreno and Nick Rumbelow and add them to the 40-man roster Monday.

Williams to DL

Centerfielder Mason Williams, hitting .286 in eight games since being called up, was placed on the DL with right shoulder inflammation. He was injured Friday night while diving back to first. Outfielder Ramon Flores, who has a .269/.269/.308 slash line in nine games this season, was recalled.

Surgery for Lindgren

Rookie pitcher Jacob Lindgren will undergo surgery Monday to remove a bone spur in his left elbow. Team physician Christopher Ahmad will perform the surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Recovery and rehab time is expected to be no more than 12 weeks.

Ellsbury: Still no timetable

Jacoby Ellsbury, on the DL since May 20 with a sprained right knee, continues to work out on the field. "There's tangible progress, but I don't have a date for you,'' Joe Girardi said of the centerfielder's possible return.

New York Sports