Blue Jays claim infielder Breyvic Valera off waivers from Yankees

New York Yankees infielder Breyvic Valera has been claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed infielder Breyvic Valera off waivers from the New York Yankees, the team announced Friday.

To make room on the 40-man roster, right-hander Ryan Dull was designated for assignment.

Valera, 27, has appeared in 12 games with the Yankees this season, hitting .219/.324/.313 with three RBIs and five strikeouts. He began the season in the San Francisco Giants organization. In 107 triple-A games with the Giants’ and Yankees’ minor-league teams, he hit .303/.389/.480 with 14 home runs.

Dull, 29, was claimed off waivers from the Yankees on Thursday and did not appear in a game for the Blue Jays.

The Jays open a three-game series against the Yankees in New York on Friday.

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