The Yankee outfield depth issue became a bit more comfortable for the team Tuesday, as they announced the acquisition of Trayce Thompson off of waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Yankees transferred right-handed pitcher Ben Heller to the 60-day disabled list.
In 151 big league games, Thompson has a career line of .233/.310/.445 with 19 home runs and 50 RBIs. His biggest asset to the Yankees is the required athleticism to play center field. With tons of injuries to Yankees outfielders, Thompson provides an extra depth piece.
Manager Aaron Boone told reporters that Thompson will be assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but that the team would re-evaluate after Wednesday’s series finale against Tampa Bay.