Yanks put Drew on paternity list, recall Pirela and Mitchell
NEW YORK (AP) Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew has been placed on the paternity list, and New York recalled infielder Jose Pirela from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Pirela was set to start at second base and bat ninth Tuesday night against Philadelphia. He hit .256 with a homer and two doubles in 43 at-bats during his first stint with the Yankees this season from May 6 to June 10.
New York also recalled right-hander Bryan Mitchell from Triple-A and optioned outfielder Ramon Flores to its top farm club. Mitchell arrived for his third stint with the Yankees this season and was available as a potential long man out of the bullpen, manager Joe Girardi said.
A starter in the minors, Mitchell made his season debut Saturday and pitched three innings in a 14-3 win over Detroit for his first major league save.
Drew has been on a home run tear lately. He is batting .190 with 11 homers and 24 RBIs, but has seven hits in his last 15 at-bats.
Flores was 7 for 28 (.250) with the Yankees.