Yankees acquire RHP Cody Eppley on waiver claim

The New York Yankees have acquired right-handed pitcher Cody Eppley on a waiver claim from the Texas Rangers.  Eppley had been designated for assignment by Texas yesterday when the club set its Opening Day roster.

Eppley, 26, made his major league debut with Texas last season, appearing in 10 games.  He spent the rest of the year at Triple-A Round Rock, going 4-2 with a 3.90 ERA (24 ER/55.1 IP) in 43 relief appearances.  Eppley was selected by the club in the 43rd round of the 2008 June draft.