The New York Yankees have shuffled left-handers in their bullpen, promoting Hill from the minors and letting Matt Thornton go to the Washington Nationals in a waiver claim. The moves came before the Yankees played Detroit on Tuesday night.
The 34-year-old Hill pitched four games at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, striking out 10 in four innings without allowing a run. Hill pitched two games in the majors this year for the Los Angeles Angels and also was in the minors with Boston. He is 24-22 with a 4.75 ERA during 10 seasons in the majors with the Cubs, Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland and the Angels.