The Yankees made a couple minor moves yesterday. They cut left-hander reliever Neal Cotts, who, according to Marc Carig, "wasn't over his injury issues" after having Tommy John surgery last year.
The Yankees also signed right-hander reliever Fernando Hernandez to a minor-league deal. The 26-year-old went 5-6 with a 4.77 ERA in 45 games (4 starts) for Oakland's Triple-A affiliate (Sacramento) last season. In 77 IP he allowed 41 ER on 82 hits, walked 26 and struck out 65.