The New York Yankees activated ace right-hander Gerrit Cole from the 10-day injured list to start Monday’s home game against the Los Angeles Angels.
The 30-year-old Cole tested positive for COVID-19 and hasn’t pitched in a game since July 29.
Cole (10-6, 3.11 ERA) was highly shaky in his final two starts prior to testing positive for COVID-19. He gave up 11 runs (10 earned) and 12 hits in 10 1/3 innings while losing to both the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays.
Cole always has fared well against the Angels and is 6-1 with a 2.70 ERA in nine career starts. He has struck out 75 in just 56 2/3 innings.
The Yankees optioned right-hander Brooks Kriske to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a corresponding move. Kriske is 1-1 with a 10.80 ERA in seven relief appearances for New York.
The Yankees also transferred outfielder Clint Frazier to the 60-day injured list after he completed a minor league rehab assignment. Frazier was initially diagnosed with vertigo.
Frazier last played for the Yankees on June 30. He is batting .186 with five homers and 15 RBIs in 66 games for this season.
–Field Level Media