OF Ben Gamel has been called up from Triple-A, while LHP James Pazos has been optioned to Scranton / Wilkes-Barre, the team announced prior to Thursday's game.
Gamel will add some position depth in the wake of the elbow injury suffered by Brett Gardner.
In 23 games at Scranton / Wilkes-Barre this season, Gamel was hitting .286 with one HR, nine RBIs, and seven stolen bases in nine attempts. The 23-year old can play all three outfield positions, and is already on the 40-man roster.
Gamel burst onto the prospect scene last season after hitting .300 with a .358 on-base percentage and a .472 slugging percentage. Gamel posted career highs in hits (150), triples (14), home runs (10) and RBIs (64) in what was by far his best professional season.
Gamel has some speed on the bases, swiping 13 bags in 2015 and stealing seven already this season. Gamel has split time in left and center fields this season at Scranton.
It looks as if the left-handed hitting Gamel is up merely as bench support since Dustin Ackley and Aaron Hicks are in tonight's lineup despite right-handler Kevin Gausman being on the mound for Baltimore tonight.
With the Yankees missing Alex Rodriguez, who went on the disabled list Wednesday, Gamel will likely stick around only until Gardner is ready to get back on the field.