The Journal News is reporting that the Yankees have decided to designate LHP Mike Myers for assignment.
General manager Brian Cashman has yet to return a telephone call seeking comment. But several team sources said the 38-year-old Myers will be taken off the roster before Monday’s game against Toronto.
It is unclear at this point who would replace him in the bullpen.
Myers is 3-0 with a 2.66 ERA. But left-handers are 24 of 77 (.312) with eight extra-base hits and only 18 strikeouts against him.
Myers faced six batters in Sundayâ€™s 8-5 victory against the Royals, allowing a run on two hits and a walk. Called in to face left-handed Mark Teahen with two runners on and two outs in the seventh inning, Myers gave up an RBI single.
He got two outs in the eighth inning before allowing a run and forcing closer Mariano Rivera into the game.
The Yankees have 10 days to trade or release Myers. He has $400,000 remaining on his contract for this season.