SportsYankees Yankees acquire Kirby Yates from Indians Kirby Yates of the Tampa Bay Rays makes his Major League debut in the sixth inning of a against the Seattle Mariners at Tropicana Field on June 7, 2014 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Photo Credit: Getty Images/Mike Carlson By Anthony Rieber January 8, 2016 3:29 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email The Yankees on Friday acquired righthander Kirby Yates from the Indians for cash. Yates, 28, is 1-2 with one save and a 5.27 ERA in 57 career relief appearances in 2014-15 with Tampa Bay. Yates was acquired by Cleveland for cash considerations last November, but he was designated for assignment after the Indians officially announced the signing of first baseman Mike Napoli earlier this week. The Yankees' 40-man roster stands at 38. By Anthony Rieber Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.