New York Yankees

New York Yankees call up Jonathan Loaisiga, demote Tyler Wade

05/09/2019
Robby Sabo

The New York Yankees have called up pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga while simultaneously demoting utility infielder Tyler Wade.

Robby Sabo

The roller-coaster ride Tyler Wade can’t seem to hop off continues.

After starting the season in the Electric City (Scranton, for those uninformed sophisticated city slickers), Wade’s call-up placed him where he believes he should be. Now, he’s heading back west with Jonathan Loaisiga calling that tremendous Uber for the Bronx.

The New York Yankees announced the move on Wednesday.

Wade, 24, is batting .204 in limited time this season (20 games and 59 plate appearances). He has swiped five bags.

Optioning Wade back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre helps fill the rotational void left by the injured James Paxton.

Loaisiga, 24, is a young arm who first appeared last year. Over nine games and four games started, the kid put up a 5.11 ERA and 1.541 WHIP to go along with 33 strikeouts in 24.2 innings pitched. This year, he sports a 1-0 record and 2.70 ERA over two starts.

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