The Yankees have placed right-hander Bruce Billings on the 15-day DL with a right forearm strain, the team announced. Fellow righty Preston Claiborne has been recalled from Triple-A Scranton in a corresponding roster move.
Billings threw four innings and 76 pitches in long relief on Friday night, but he had been working as a starter in the minors, so the extended outing was not unusual. Pitchers break, I hear. Claiborne gives the club a fresh arm for tonight’s series finale against the Angels.