Yanks claim outfielder Perez from Nationals

Yanks claim outfielder Perez from Nationals

NEW YORK -- The Yankees added some depth to their bench on Monday by claiming outfielder Eury Perez off waivers from the Nationals.

Perez has appeared in 22 Major League games over the 2012 and '13 seasons, batting .154 with four runs scored and four stolen bases, and manager Joe Girardi said that Perez could help out at all three outfield positions.

In 67 games with Triple-A Syracuse, Class A Advanced Potomac and the GCL Nationals, Perez hit .310 (75-for-242) with 36 runs, 14 doubles, two homers and 15 RBIs.

In a corresponding 40-man roster move, the Yankees designated left-hander Josh Outman for assignment. The 30-year-old had no record and an 0.00 ERA in nine appearances for New York, spanning 3 2/3 innings, with no walks and two strikeouts.

"With some of the nicked up position players we had, we felt it was probably in our best interest to [cut] a pitcher," Girardi said. "Outman had done a pretty good job for us. He's a situational lefty, which are kind of difficult to use this time of year."

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.