WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Yankees have a week to trade David Aardsma, who was designated for assignment. Shawn Kelley has made the team, along with Lyle Overbay, Ben Francisco and Jayson Nix, Brian Cashman and Joe Girardi announced. Here are the rest of the transactions.
1) Optioned OF Melky Mesa to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
2) Reassigned to minor league camp: RHPs Jim Miller, Preston Claiborne and Branden Pinder; LHPs Juan Cedeno, Vidal Nuno and Josh Spence; C Bobby Wilson; INFs Dan Johnson, Jose Pirela and Gil Velazquez; and OF Thomas Neal.
3) Outrighted RHP Sam Demel to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
4) RHP Danny Otero claimed off waivers by Oakland.
5) Re-signed INF David Adams to a minor league contract.
6) Designated RHP David Aardsma for assignment.
7) INF Jayson Nix and OF Ben Francisco added to the 40-man roster.