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Cesar Cabral outrighted to Double-A Trenton

06/14/2013 7:30 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro

Cesar Cabral has a career 16-23 Minor League record.(AP)
The Yankees have outrighted LHP Cesar Cabral to Double-A Trenton, and the 24-year-old lefty joined the Thunder’s active roster on Friday night.

Cabral, who was selected out of the Red Sox organization by Kansas City and then traded to the Yankees during the 2011 Rule V Draft, missed all of 2012 and (officially) the first two-plus months of 2013 after suffering a stress fracture in his left elbow near the end of Spring Training last year.

The southpaw just finished a 30-day rehab assignment, one that saw him make five appearances at Class-A Advanced Tampa before finishing up with three more in Trenton. Overall, he allowed nine earned runs in 12 innings, striking out 10 but also walking 10.

When Cabral’s 30-day rehab clock expired on June 13, the Yankees had to either place him on their 25-man active roster or offer him back to the Red Sox organization, as per Rule 5 Draft policy. Based on the final roster move, it appears as if Boston declined re-acquiring Cabral, and the lefty eventually cleared waivers, allowing him to be outrighted to Double-A.

The Thunder did not need to make a move to accommodate Cabral’s addition. Earlier in the day, RHP Jose Ramirez was promoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Ramirez, who is on the Yankees’ 40-man roster, made nine appearances (eight starts) for Trenton this season, going 1-3 with a 2.76 ERA and striking out 50 against just 15 walks in 42.1 innings.

Ramirez ended up starting the RailRiders’ game at Lehigh Valley on Friday night, replacing RHP Chris Bootcheck, who was called up to the Major Leagues earlier in the day.

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