NEW YORK (AP) -The New York Yankees purchased the contract of utility player Shelley Duncan from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday and optioned outfielder Kevin Thompson to the International League team.
Duncan hit .295 with 25 homers and 79 RBIs in 91 games in Triple-A. He is the brother of Cardinals outfielder Chris Duncan and the son of St. Louis pitching coach Dave Duncan.
The Yankees also moved first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL to make room for Duncan on the 40-man roster.
Duncan was in the lineup at designated hitter Friday night against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He also could see time in the outfield or at first base.
Thompson was batting .190 with two RBIs in 13 games.
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