Chad Green is back with the Yankees.
The Yankees optioned southpaw Nestor Cortes Jr. to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre after he allowed three runs in two innings in Saturday's loss to the Rays before activating Green prior to Sunday's game.
Manager Aaron Boone indicated before this weekend's series against the Rays that Green could be back soon.
The Yanks sent Green down to Triple-A on April 24 so he could work his way out of his struggles. In 10 MLB appearances this season Green has an astronomical 16.43 ERA in 7.2 innings.
Green pretty much left the Yankees with no other choice after his last two big-league appearances. On April 21 against the Royals, Green allowed three runs on two hits and a walk without recording an out. He then allowed a grand slam on April 23 at the Angels, getting charged with all four runs before being removed.
The 27-year-old, who had a 2.50 ERA last season and a 1.83 ERA in 2017, had three multi-inning outings with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and allowed two runs in 7.1 innings, his last appearance coming on Wednesday when he gave up two runs in 2.1 innings.
The Yankees hope Green can be the reliable weapon out of the bullpen that he was the last two seasons.