The Yankees announced today that they have selected the contract of righty David Hale. To create roster space, the club optioned Nestor Cortes Jr. and shifted Miguel Andujar to the 60-day injured list.
Hale appeared briefly in the majors last year, including a few outings with the Yankees, who actually designated the right-hander for assignment on three different occasions in 2018. However, he split most of the season between Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Korea’s Hanwha Eagles.
To open the 2019 season, Hale moved back to the Triple-A rotation in the New York organization. He has made six starts this year, working to a 4.11 ERA with 8.5 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 over 30 2/3 innings. The 2009 third-rounder has a career 4.49 ERA in 192 1/3 Major League innings and a 4.57 ERA in 403 2/3 frames at the Triple-A level.