Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that the Yankees have designated right-hander Eric Hacker for assignment. The 25-year-old was 1-1 with a 4.11 ERA this season in three starts for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Yankees needed his 40-man roster spot for Brett Tomko, who was added to the bullpen mix this afternoon.
Hacker posted a 2.43 ERA and a 115/37 K/BB ratio in 144 1/3 innings last season between Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton. He’s likely to latch on with another organization.