The Yankees acquired some Valeran Steel ahead of Sunday's "Game of Thrones" episode.
New York claimed infielder Breyvic Valera off waivers from the Giants on Sunday and optioned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
To make room for him on the 40-man roster, the Yankees transferred Greg Bird to the 60-day injured list.
Valera, 27, has spent most of his professional career as a second baseman but has also played at third base and all three outfield positions.
Valera has played 37 MLB games with three teams over the past two seasons, slashing .216/.286/.243 with no home runs and eight RBIs. He has a .298/.358/.387 batting line with 24 home runs, 350 RBIs and 97 stolen bases in 918 minor-league games since making his pro debut in 2010.
He came up in the St. Louis Cardinals orgaization but was with the Dodgers and Orioles in 2018. Valera joined the Giants in January and was hitting .257/.396/.338 with one home run and seven RBIs in 24 games with Triple-A Sacramento.
Valera possesses average speed and range, and has an average arm, MinorLeagueBall's John Sickels wrote in 2017. But his skills in the field were described as "polished," and that is evident given his .975 fielding percentage at second base in his playing career.
A switch hitter, Valera is arbitration eligible through 2022 and can become a free agent in 2025, meaning the Yankees control his rights for the foreseeable future. Because he has only accumulated 37 MLB games and 86 plate appearances, he still retains rookie status.