Reinforcements are on the way to the Yankees' bullpen.
Before the Yankees host the Baltimore Orioles at 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday, they added a pair of right-handed pitchers to their roster.
While the Yankees moved two left-handed pitchers by designating Joe Mantiply for assignment and releasing Daniel Camarena from the roster, they returned Jonathan Loaisiga off the 60-day injured list and signed Adonis Rosa to a major-league contract via the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
Prior to tonight's game, the Yankees:- New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 13, 2019
-DFA'd LHP Joe Mantiply
-Released LHP Daniel Camarena from roster
-Returned RHP Jonathan Loaisiga (#43) from rehab & reinstated him from 60-day IL
-Signed RHP Adonis Rosa (#73) to a M.L. contract & selected him to 25-man from @swbrailriders
The 24-year-old Loaisiga's comeback has been three months in the making. He made three starts in four appearances across April and May before his right shoulder strain sidelined him May 13, missing 83 games along the way. The No. 6 overall prospect and No. 5 pitcher in the Yankees organization, according to MLB Pipeline, Loaisiga went 1-3 with a 4.50 earned-run average and 13 strikeouts to eight walks in 14 innings before the injury derailed his 2019 season.
He rebounded in a pair of rehab starts, beginning his journey back to the major-league level July 30 with the Double-A Trenton Thunder and striking out three in two scoreless innings of a start. Loaisiga then made two more starts at the Triple-A level on Aug. 4 and 9, yielding four hits while recording five strikeouts to one walk in 3 1/2 innings.
Along with Loaisiga from the RailRiders, Rosa is set to make his major-league debut as the Yankees leave no stone unturned for pitching help internally. Before the Yankees called him up, the 24-year-old Rosa went 7-1 -- 3-1 with the Thunder and 4-0 in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre -- with a 4.02 ERA. In 21 games (nine starts), Rosa logged 87 1/3 innings, striking out 76 while walking 30 and holding opposing teams to a .253 batting average.
Mantiply, 28, debuted Monday night in the Yankees' 11-8 win over the Orioles. He recorded his first career victory, working three relief innings while scattering three hits and three runs (all earned) with two strikeouts and two walks.