Yankees recall RHP Dellin Betances

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Betances, a former top prospect and a Brooklyn native, will come up to help the Yankees in relief.

The New York Yankees recalled pitcher Dellin Betances on Sunday, according to the team's official Twitter page. To make room for him on the active roster, infielder David Adams was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Betances has been named on Baseball America's top-100 prospects list three times, most recently prior to the 2012 season when he was placed as the No. 63 prospect in the nation. He has been in the Yankees' organization since being drafted in the 8th round of the 2006 draft, but is still just 25 years old.

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This will be Betances' second stint in the major leagues. His first came in 2011 when he pitched in two games for the Yankees, one as a starting pitcher and one in relief.

Betances, who has primarily worked out of the bullpen for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2013, will continue in that role for the Yankees. New York wanted help in the bullpen after three relievers combined to throw 88 pitches over 4⅔ innings in the team's loss to the Tigers on Saturday. In 33 minor league games in 2013, Betances has a 2.97 ERA.

Adams was demoted a day after being passed over in favor of Jayson Nix at third base with Alex Rodriguez receiving the day off. Adams has hit just .194 with a .528 OPS over 39 games this season.

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