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New York Yankees activate Darren O’Day from injured list

Darren O’Day pitched the ninth inning. A limited number of fans attended Opening Day ceremonies at Yankees Stadium as the Toronto Blue came to the Bronx, NY to play the NY Yankees on April 1, 2021. Opening Day At Yankees Stadium As The Toronto Blue Come To The Bronx Ny To Play The Ny Yankees On April 1 2021

The New York Yankees reinstated right-hander Darren O’Day from the injured list prior to Tuesday night’s game against the visiting Los Angeles Angels.

The 38-year-old reliever went on the injured list on May 1 and has not pitched since April 29 due to a strained right rotator cuff.

O’Day is 0-0 with a 3.00 ERA in 10 appearances this season. The submarine-style pitcher has fanned nine batters and walked two in nine innings in his first season with the Yankees.

He owns a 40-19 lifetime mark with a 2.52 ERA and 21 saves in 614 games (zero starts) with the Angels (2008), New York Mets (2009), Texas Rangers (2009-11), Baltimore Orioles (2012-18), Atlanta Braves (2019-20) and Yankees. He was an All-Star in 2015.

The Yankees optioned right-hander Brooks Kriske to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following Monday night’s 5-3 loss to the Angels to make room for O’Day.

–Field Level Media