Yankees demote Cody Eppley to make room for Pettitte

In order to make room for Andy Pettitte on the active roster, the Yankees demoted right handed reliever Cody Eppley to Triple-A and placed Mariano Rivera on the 60-day disabled list.

Eppley is a 26-year-old that the Yankees nabbed off waivers from the Texas Rangers to replace George Kontos who went to San Francisco in the Chris Stewart deal. Eppley had mixed results in his short time with the Yankees this season. In just 5.2 innings he was a bit wild as he walked three batters and it got him into trouble in a few of his five outings.

The way the Yankees bullpen is currently constructed it doesn’t appear a spot for Eppley will be opening up soon. Injuries happen though and he’ll probably be the first one called up when it does.

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