Via George King: The Yankees will call up right-hander Chris Bootcheck from Triple-A to bolster the pitching staff. Adam Warren is likely to be sent down following Thursday’s six-inning relief outing. King confirms the team will also call up Thomas Neal and send down David Adams. It’s unclear if either Bootcheck or Neal will be with the team in time for tonight’s game.
Bootcheck, 34, has pitched to a 3.32 ERA (3.60 FIP) in 62.1 innings across eleven starts for Triple-A Scranton this year. He was scheduled to start tonight, so he will be able to provide a ton of innings out of the bullpen if need be. The righty owns a 6.54 ERA (4.84 FIP) in 147.1 career big league innings, most coming with the Angels. He last pitched in the show with the Pirates in 2009. The Yankees will need to make a 40-man roster move to accommodate Bootcheck, though I suppose Eduardo Nunez is a 60-day DL candidate at this point.