Yankees recall LHP Caleb Smith and option RHP Giovanny Gallegos

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 13: New York Yankees pitcher Giovanny Gallegos (30) in action during the sixth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, on June 13, 2017, played at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, CA. (Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire)
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The New York Yankees have recalled left-handed pitcher Caleb Smith from Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre and have optioned right-hander Giovanny Gallegos to Triple-A, according to the Yankees’ public relations department.

Smith has already pitched in three games with the Yankees’ major-league club this season, making two starts.

In 10 innings of work, the 26-year-old has allowed eight runs on 12 hits while striking out 11 batters.

He has made 18 appearances–17 of them starts–for Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre, going 9-1 with a 2.39 ERA. Over 98 frames of action, Smith has surrendered just 75 hits while issuing 28 walks, good for a nice WHIP of 1.051. In addition, Smith has tallied 97 strikeouts.

Smith, who played his college baseball at Sam Houston State University, was originally selected by New York in the 14th round of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft.

He got off to a terrific start in his first minor-league season, pitching to the tune of a 1.93 ERA across 51.1 innings between Single-A and Double-A ball in 2013.

Smith has pitched in 113 games and has made 86 starts in his minor-league career, going 33-24 with a 3.19 ERA.

Gallegos, 25, is being sent down just one day after being called up.

He pitched 2.2 innings of scoreless ball against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night, giving up one hit while fanning four hitters.

Overall, Gallegos has made 10 relief appearances for the Yankees this season, going 0-1 with a 5.79 ERA in 14 frames of action. During that time, he has allowed 16 hits while accumulating 15 strikeouts.

In 24 appearances for Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre, Gallegos has gone 4-1 with a 1.69 ERA, striking out 61 batters in 37.1 innings.

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