Yankees reinstate Matt Holliday from disabled list

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The New York Yankees will get back designated hitter Matt Holliday back from his rehab assignment, as he was activated from the disabled list on Friday.

Unfortunately for New York, the Yankees will send Michael Pineda to the 10-day disabled list with a UCL injury in his throwing arm. In other roster moves, first baseman Garrett Cooper was signed and selected to the MLB roster, Jordan Montgomery was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and utility player Rob Refsnyder was optioned to Triple-A.

Holliday, who will bat cleanup on Friday against the Red Sox, has been away from action since June 24 with a viral infection. He has 15 homers, which is tied for second on the Yankees roster. He is hitting .262 through 68 games, his first season as a member of the club.

The Yankees announced that Pineda was recommended Tommy John as the right-hander seeks a second opinion. He leads the team with eight wins on the year, but has given up five or more runs in four of his previous starts. His most recent outing was his shortest of the season, a three-inning no-decision in a loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.

Montgomery, a former fourth-rounder, has already toed the rubber plenty during the first half of the 2017 season. He has taken the mound 15 times, producing a 6-4 record and 3.62 ERA with 83 strikeouts across 87 innings pitched during his first taste of major league action.

Cooper was acquired in a trade on Thursday when the Yankees sent reliever Tyler Webb to the Brewers.

Refsnyder is hitting .135 through 20 games with New York this season.

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