The Yankees announced that they have designated Jose De Paula for assignment. The move allows the Bombers to reinstate Ivan Nova from the 60-day disabled list following his rehab assignment.
The Yankees signed De Paula to a one-year major league contract back in November. The split contract called for the left-hander to earn $510K for pitching in the majors and $175K in the minors. De Paula, 27, owns a 3.77 ERA with 7.8 K/9 and 2.3 BB/9 over 470 career innings in the minors. In total, De Paula made just three appearances for the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate this season.
As the MLBTR DFA Tracker shows, there are now five players in DFA limbo: Scott Atchison, Phillippe Aumont, Hector Noesi, Jeff Bianchi, and De Paula.