Yankees re-sign left-hander Mike Zagurski

09/10/2013 8:10 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro

The Yankees re-signed Mike Zagurski and moved Travis Hafner to the 60-day disabled list.(AP)
The New York Yankees re-signed LHP Mike Zagurski and added him to the active roster ahead of Tuesday night's game in Baltimore.

To make room for Zagurski on the 40-man roster, the Yankees transferred designated hitter Travis Hafner, who has been out since late-July with a strained right rotator cuff, from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.

This will be Zagurski's second stint in the Yankees' organization this year, as he was signed in June and made 20 appearances for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before being released in August.

The lefty began 2013 in the Pirates organization, pitching to a 2.14 ERA in 19 appearances at Triple-A Indianapolis before being called up to the Majors in late-May; he allowed 10 earned runs in six innings over six appearances, however, and was released on June 19 after being designated for assignment.

Zagurski then signed with the Yankees in on June 21, going 5-3 with a 3.08 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 26.1 innings for the RailRiders, but was released at his request on August 15. He signed with the Athletics and made six appearances at Triple-A Sacramento, but was again released on September 2 after the RiverCats' season ended and he was not called up to the Majors.

Overall, Zagurski made 45 appearances at the Triple-A level, going 6-3 with a 3.04 ERA and 83 strikeouts in 53.1 innings.

Zagurski's return gives the Yankees a perhaps much-needed extra lefty arm in the relief corps, as David Huff's move to the rotation and Boone Logan's inactivity due to inflammation in his elbow has left September call-up Cesar Cabral as the only healthy southpaw in the bullpen over the last few days.

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