Kyle Higashioka was set on the harmed list before the Yankees’ doubleheader against the Rays. The catcher has a stressed right oblique. Veteran catcher Erik Kratz was marked to a major league contract and enacted. After Friday night’s misfortune to the Rays, the Yankees set catcher Chris Iannetta on the confined rundown.
The Yankees likewise reviewed Thairo Estrada and optioned reliever Nick Tropeano. Right-hander Albert Abreu was assigned as the additional man for the doubleheader. Estrada, Abreu and Kratz were on the excursion as a major aspect of the Yankees’ five-man taxi crew.