BALTIMORE (AP) -The New York Yankees sent struggling starter Kei Igawa to Triple-A Scranton and recalled infielder Chris Basak from the same club Friday.
Igawa (2-3) was the losing pitcher in a 7-0 defeat at Kansas City on Thursday. He allowed five runs and seven hits in 5 2-3 innings, a lackluster outing that raised his ERA to 6.79 in 12 games.
The Yankees signed Igawa to a five-year contract on Dec. 27. The left-hander was 86-60 with a 3.15 ERA in eight seasons in Japan.
``There is nothing he needs to work on other than consistency,'' Torre said. ``We took time explaining it to him and he'll be reminded when he goes down there.''
Basak hit .257 with 18 doubles and six home runs in 265 at-bats for Scranton. He made his major league debut on June 9 with the Yankees, but was sent back to Scranton on July 1.
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