Yankees purchase Righty Reliever Clay Holmes from Pirates

NEW YORK (AP) – Reliever Clay Holmes was taken over by the New York Yankees from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday for infielders Hoy Park and Diego Castillo.

Holmes, a 28-year-old right-handed player, is 3-2 in 44 appearances with 44 strikeouts and 35 walks in 42 innings. He has held right-handed batter to an average of .173 (17 for 98). Holmes is 5-7 with a 5.57 ERA in four major league seasons.

Park, 25, appeared in a Major League game against Boston on July 16. He beats .307 with 10 doubles, 11 homers and 32 RBIs for Somerset and Triple-A Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre.

Castillo, 23, beats .277 with 17 doubles, 11 homers and 32 RBIs at Double-A Somerset.

To make room in the 40-man roster, the Yankees returned the catcher Rob Brantley to Scranton.


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