The short-term future looks bleak for Yankees slugger Miguel Andujar, who faces potential season-ending surgery, but the Bombers have found themselves another bat.
The Yankees acquired switch-hitting first baseman/DH Kendrys Morales from the Oakland A's in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Yankees transferred Jonathan Loaisiga to the 60-day IL.
Morales, 35, is hitting .204/.310/.259 and just one home run in 34 games this season with the A's, but was productive last year with the Blue Jays, hitting .249/.331/.438 with 15 home runs.
Morales gives the Yankees a potential DH option in Andujar's absence as well as a backup first baseman behind Luke Voit while Greg Bird continues to serve time on the 60-day IL.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said on Tuesday that Andujar still has a small labrum and must choose in the next couple of days to undergo surgery or rehab the injury.