The Yankees announced that they sent LHP Jordan Montgomery back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after spending Wednesday as the team's 26th man in a doubleheader against the Indians.
In another move, the Yankees optioned reliever Caleb Smith back to Triple-A.
Montgomery struggled from the outset in the second game of the twin bill, eventually allowing four runs on four hits and three walks in a 9-4 defeat. In 24 starts in the majors this year, the left-hander is 7-7 with a 4.15 ERA.
Smith has allowed 12 earned runs in in 17 2/3 innings with the Yankees this year.