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Cody Eppley clears waivers, is outrighted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

05/06/2013 2:18 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro

Cody Eppley will try to regain his big-league roster spot while pitching for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.(AP)
Right-handed pitcher Cody Eppley has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the Yankees announced Sunday night.

Eppley, who started the season on both the Yankees’ 25-man and 40-man rosters, had been optioned to Triple-A on April 6 (when the team activated Phil Hughes) and was designated for assignment on Friday when the Yankees purchased the contract of RHP Preston Claiborne.

Claimed off waivers from Texas at the end of Spring Training 2012, Eppley became an important part of Joe Girardi’s bullpen last season, going 1-2 with a 3.33 ERA in 59 appearances (46 innings) overall.

This season, Eppley allowed four runs over 1.2 innings in his two appearances for the Yankees in early April, and is 1-1 with a 2.89 ERA in eight appearances (9.1 innings pitched) for the RailRiders so far.

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