posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 04:46 PM
Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - The New York Yankees have optioned pitcher Brad Halsey back to Triple-A Columbus.
Halsey took the loss in Wednesday's game against Detroit and would not have pitched in the weekend series against Tampa Bay. The lefthander is 1-2
with a 7.23 earned run average in four starts. He won his major league debut on June 19 against Los Angeles.
The Yankees also sent relief pitcher Bret Prinz to Columbus. Prinz was 1-0 with a 5.49 ERA in 17 appearances.
New York filled the roster spots by purchasing the contract of pitcher Juan Padilla from Columbus and recalling pitcher Sam Marsonek from the Triple-A
Padilla, a righthander, was 1-1 with a 2.47 ERA in 31 minor league games, while Marsonek, also a righthander, was 1-5 with 17 saves in 35 games.
The Yankees, who had to open a spot on the 40-man roster for Padilla, designated minor league infielder Kevin Hooper for assignment.