The move opens a 40-man roster spot for the Giants, but only complicates the situation for the Yankees, as detailed prior to the pickup by Chad Jennings of The Journal News. The Yankees announced the move, noting that Cesar Cabral was placed on the 60-day DL to make room. The team's 40-man roster is full, but they've got many players they'd like to add, including the newly-acquired Vernon Wells.
Otero, 28, made his Major League debut with the Giants in 2012. He spent most of the year at Triple-A, where he posted a 2.90 ERA, 6.5 K/9, 1.2 BB/9, and 0.58 HR/9 in 62 innings.