On Saturday, the New York Yankees made several player moves throughout the farm system.
At the Double-A level, the Trenton Thunder announced that outfielder Trey Amburgey was activated off the disabled list. Amburgey was placed on the disabled list on April 28 with concussion-like symptoms.
To make room for Amburgey on the Trenton roster, Cesar Diaz was reassigned to extended spring training. Diaz has logged a lot of miles this season, appearing in 12 games for the Tampa Tarpons, Trenton Thunder, and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
In the Florida State League, Nick Nelson was officially promoted from the Charleston RiverDogs and will make the start on Saturday night for Tampa. The former fourth-round draft pick was 1-1 with a 3.65 ERA over five starts for the RiverDogs and struck out 35 batters in 24 2/3 innings.
In order for the Tarpons to fit Nelson on the roster, they announced that relief pitcher Chase Hodson was re-assigned to extended spring training. Hodson, 25, had struck out eight batters in 6 2/3 innings over five games out of the bullpen, allowing just one run on three hits and five walks.
Taking Nelson’s spot in Charleston will be right-handed pitcher Alexander Vargas, who will make the start for the RiverDogs on Sunday. Vargas has made one spot-start this season for the Trenton Thunder, striking out four in 4 1/3 innings in his Double-A debut. He allowed just two hits and two walks. He also had a one-inning appearance for the Tampa Tarpons earlier this season.