Whelan to Triple-A

The Yankees just announced they outrighted Kevin Whelan, a 28-year-old righthander who made two relief appearances for them last season, to their AAA affilliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Whelan appeared in two games last June, allowing one earned run in 1-2/3 IP. At Scranton last year, he was 2-3 record with a 2.75 ERA with 54K and 14BB in 45 relief appearances.