Yankees decline option on LHP Rodríguez, promote C Sands

NEW YORK CITY- The Yankees decreased a club choice on left-handed reducer Joely Rodriguez and promoted catcher Donny Sands to the big league lineup Sunday.

Rodriguez’s choice deserved $3 million and consisted of a $500,000 buyout, which he’ll get along with the right to end up being a complimentary representative. He was obtained from Texas along with Joey Gallo for small leaguers Glenn Otto, Ezequiel Duran, Trevor Hauver and Josh Smith in July and pitched well down the stretch.

Often lined up versus challengers’ finest left-handed players, Rodriguez was 1-0 with a 2.84 age in 21 video games with the Yankees.

Sands divided last season in between Double-A Somerset and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, striking a combined .261 with 18 homers, 56 RBIs and a .792 OPS.

Yankees decrease choice on LHP Rodríguez, promote C Sands initially appeared on NBCSports.com

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