The Yankees have claimed right-handed reliever Danny Otero off waivers from the Giants, the team announced. Left-hander Cesar Cabral was placed on the 60-day DL to create 40-man roster space.
Otero, 28, made San Francisco’s Opening Day roster last year and owns 5.84 ERA (2.77 FIP) in 12.1 career big league innings, all with the Giants last year. He struck out eight of 57 batters faced while unintentionally walking just one. Over the last two years, he owns a 3.03 ERA (~3.15 FIP) with a 19.7% strikeout rate and a 3.6% walk rate in 98 Triple-A innings. Otero is a rather generic upper-80s/low-90s sinker/slider reliever with minor league options remaining, so just another arm for the stable basically.