The New York Yankees recalled first baseman Mike Ford from the alternate site in Scranton, Pa., on Tuesday to replace the retired Jay Bruce.
Ford, 28, is a left-handed hitter who batted .217 with 14 homers and 36 RBIs in 79 games with New York during the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
He joins the struggling Yankees (5-10) in the Bronx on Tuesday for the start of a two-game series with the Atlanta Braves.
Bruce, 34, announced his abrupt retirement Sunday after 14 seasons. The three-time All-Star batted .118 with one homer and three RBIs in 10 games with New York this year.
–Field Level Media