The New York Yankees have reportedly placed pitcher Freddy Garcia on bereavement leave as his grandfather has passed away in Venezuela (via Bryan Hoch's Twitter). Garcia, who last appeared in a game on June 5, has left the team to go to Venezeula.
While Garcia is on leave, the Yankees have called up pitcher Ryota Igarashi from Triple-A (via Bryan Hoch's Twitter). Igarashi, 33, was picked up by the Yankees off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays on May 29, 2012. In his MLB career, Igarashi is 5-2 with a 6.17 ERA and has 69 strikeouts and 70 innings. In the minors this season, Igarshi is 1-2 with a 1.73 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 29 innings. He's also picked up five saves in five opportunities.