Left-hander Matt Gage claimed by New York Yankees off waivers from Houston Astros

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NEW YORK (AP) — Left-hander Matt Gage was claimed by the New York Yankees off waivers from the Houston Astros on Monday.

The 30-year-old had a 2.70 ERA in five big league relief appearances and went 1-1 with a 4.58 ERA in 34 games at Triple-A Sugar Land last season. He is 0-1 with a 1.83 ERA in 16 big league relief appearances over two seasons that included time with Toronto in 2022.

Gage was designated for assignment on Jan. 22 when Houston needed a roster spot to finalize its $95 million, five-year contract with All-Star closer Josh Hader.

New York designated infielder/outfielder Diego Castillo for assignment. Castillo was claimed off waivers on Jan. 19 from the Mets, who claimed Castillo from Arizona on Jan. 5.

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