9:40 AM: The Yankees have announced the corresponding roster move, with Justin Wilson being activated from the injured list. Wilson last appeared almost exactly a month ago on May 28th. He owns a 6.08 ERA across 13 1/3 innings so far this season, though he was attempting to pitch through discomfort.
7:38 AM: The Yankees optioned right-hander Albert Abreu to Triple-A following last night’s defeat of the Angels. An additional roster move is likely to follow sometime before today’s 7:05 PM start.
This was already Abreu’s sixth different stint with the big-league club this year, though not every time on the roster has resulted in mound work for the 25 year old. He tossed two scoreless innings yesterday in his sixth appearance of the year. Though used sparingly, he’s been effective as a multi-inning reliever for manager Aaron Boone.
The one-time starter has been used in a similar capacity in Triple-A, tossing 15 2/3 innings in nine appearances with a 4.02 ERA. He has allowed 10 walks in that time, but he’s also proved an effective strikeout artist, recording 29 strikeouts for a robust 43 percent strikeout rate.