The New York Yankees have designated infielder Ramiro Pena for assignment in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for outfielder Chris Dickerson, who was just recalled from Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre, tweets Peter Botte of The New York Daily News.
In addition, the Yankees have called up Eduardo Nunez, Francisco Cervelli, Adam Warren, Cory Wade, and Justin Thomas as teams can expand their roster on September 1st.
Nunez, 25, could have the biggest impact on the team, as his talented bat could help break New York out of their hitting slump. The utility infielder was batting .294 in 21 games with the Yankees earlier this season, but struggled in the field and was sent to the minors.
Francisco Cervelli, a fan favorite, could also provide some spark to a slumping Yankees squad that is now just two games ahead of the Baltimore Orioles for the division lead. Cervelli hit .266 with four home runs last year in pinstripes, but was sent to the minors before the season once the team ac...