Yankees Promote Rich Hill, Let Matt Thornton Go To Nationals

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Yankees have shuffled left-handers in their bullpen, promoting Rich Hill from the minors and letting Matt Thornton go to the Washington Nationals in a waiver claim.

The moves came before the Yankees played Detroit on Tuesday night.

The 34-year-old Hill pitched four games at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, striking out 10 in four innings without allowing a run.

Hill pitched two games in the majors this year for the Los Angeles Angels and also was in the minors with Boston. He is 24-22 with a 4.75 ERA during 10 seasons in the majors with the Cubs, Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland and the Angels.

The 37-year-old Thornton was 0-3 with a 2.55 ERA in 46 games for the Yankees…

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