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Yankees call up RHP Matt Daley to 40-man roster

09/06/2013 6:03 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro

Matt Daley has posted an overall record of 5-2 with a 2.02 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 53 1/3 innings pitched across 44 appearances in three Minor League levels.(AP)
The Yankees made another September call-up addition to their bullpen Friday, signing RHP Matt Daley to a Major League contract and selecting him to the active roster.

To make room for Daley on the 40-man roster, the Yankees made three transactions involving infielder Corban Joseph, who is out for the season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder back in June. Joseph was activated from the Minor League 7-day disabled list, recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and then placed on the Major League 60-day disabled list.

Daley, 31, was signed to a Minor League deal by the Yankees prior to the 2012 season but missed all of last year after shoulder surgery. This year, the Garden City, N.Y. native has pitched at three Minor League levels in his comeback, posting an overall record of 5-2 with a 2.02 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 53 1/3 innings pitched across 44 appearances.

He made 30 of those appearances at Triple-A, pitching to a 2.54 ERA with 53 strikeouts in 39 innings and holding right-handed batters to a .123 average.

Daley's last Major League action came in 2011, when he made seven appearances with Colorado that May before missing the remainder of the season due to injury.

He may make his Yankees debut as early as Friday night, as the bullpen will be a little shorthanded for the second game of their four-game set with the Red Sox. Shawn Kelley will miss at least the remainder of the series with a triceps issue, and manager Joe Girardi told the media Friday afternoon that Mariano Rivera is unavailable after pitching three straight days and David Robertson, who warmed up Tuesday and then pitched back-to-back days Wednesday and Thursday, is likely unavailable as well.

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