Domingo Acevedo‘s first stint in the major leagues lasted just 24 hours, as the tall right-hander was optioned to Double-A Trenton on Saturday after the win over the Mets.
Acevedo was replaced on the active roster today by fellow righty Giovanny Gallegos from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. In four games with the Yankees this season, Gallegos has allowed five earned runs in 10 innings of mostly mop-up work (he hasn’t entered with the Yankees up/down by less than three runs this season).
The reason to swap Acevedo for Gallegos is that Acevedo has been a starter primarily for Double-A Trenton, while Gallegos has worked exclusively out of the bullpen. Acevedo came up as insurance in case Sonny Gray could not provide the team with length in Saturday’s start. Gray gave the Yanks 5⅓ innings, which proved sufficient to keep Acevedo from even warming up.
The Yankees had Acevedo replace Domingo Germán, who was optioned to Triple-A after another inadequate starting outing for the Yanks on Friday. The team has said Luis Cessa will take over that rotation spot for now, though he will not be recalled until Wednesday to make that start in Tampa Bay.
Now, Acevedo has lifetime health insurance and a pro-rated check for the big league minimum headed his way. He would have been on regular rest to start yesterday, but Trenton has not announced when he will start next.