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New York Yankees add Andrew Heaney to active roster

Jul 7, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney (28) throws against the Boston Red Sox during the third inning at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 7, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney (28) throws against the Boston Red Sox during the third inning at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees added left-hander Andrew Heaney to the active roster Saturday and designated right-hander Sal Romano for assignment.

Heaney, 30, was acquired from the Los Angeles Angels on Friday for minor league right-handers Janson Junk and Elvis Peguero. The eight-year major league veteran was part of an experienced trade-deadline haul for the Yankees that included first baseman Anthony Rizzo and outfielder Joey Gallo.

In 18 starts with the Angels this season, Heaney was 6-7 with a 5.27 ERA, pitching better of late with a season-best seven innings and two runs allowed in a July 22 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

In 109 career appearances, 102 with the Angels, Heaney is 30-36 with a 4.57 ERA.

With both the Yankees and Cincinnati Reds this season, Romano had a 4.70 ERA in 16 relief appearances. He is 15-19 over five seasons with a 5.10 ERA over 85 appearances (41 starts), with all but two of those appearances for the Reds.

–Field Level Media