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Yankees add seven to 40-man roster

11/20/2012 5:40 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro
The New York Yankees have claimed RHP Mickey Storey off waivers from the Houston Astros and added LHP Manny Banuelos, RHP Brett Marshall, OF Ramon Flores, LHP Nik Turley, RHP Jose Ramirez, and LHP Francisco Rondon to their 40-man roster, the team announced in a release Tuesday.

Storey, 26, made his Major League debut witht he Astros in August, and finished 2012 with an 0-1 record and 3.86 ERA in 30.1 IP over 26 relief appearances. Prior to his call-up, Storey was with Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he went 7-4 with two saves and a 3.05 ERA in 38 games (two starts) for the RedHawks.

Banuelos, 21, was limited to six starts with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2012, going 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA; he was placed on the disabled list on May 19 with sore left elbow and missed the remainder of the season, and he will likely miss all of 2013 after undergoing Tommy John surgery on October 4.

Marshall, 22, was a sixth-round pick in 2008 and spent all of 2012 at Double-A Trenton, going 13-7 with a 3.52 ERA and a team-leading 120 strikeouts in 27 starts and making a pair of post-season starts for the Thunder.

Both Turley, 23, and Flores, 20, spent most of 2012 at Single-A Tampa before both being promoted to Trenton on September 3. Flores hit .302 with six home runs, 39 RBI, 83 runs, and 29 doubles at Tampa, and then went 2-for-5 with a home run and 2 RBI in the Thunder's regular-season finale before hitting .226 in the Eastern League postseason; Turley, meanwhile, was 9-5 with a 2.89 ERA and 116 strikeouts in 23 games (21 starts) for the T-Yanks, won the Thunder's regular-season finale after allowing three runs in five innings, and went 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA in a pair of postseason starts.

Ramirez, 22, spent all of 2012 at Tampa, where he went 7-6 with a 3.19 ERA in 21 games (18 starts).

Rondon, 24, started the season in Tampa and spent time at both Double-A and Triple-A as well, going a combined 5-0 with a 3.93 ERA, one save, and 80 strikeouts in 71 innings over 44 relief appearances with the T-Yanks, Thunder, and SWB Yankees.

In one final move, the Yankees announced that RHP David Herndon, who was claimed off waivers from Toronto on November 6, has elected free agency in lieu of being outrighted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

After the octet of moves, the Yankees’ 40-man roster now stands at 39.

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