4/25/2014 12:06 A.M. ET
Billings, Greene called up to provide bullpen depth
By Bryan Hoch / MLB.com
BOSTON -- Michael Pineda's ejection and subsequent 10-game suspension are having a ripple effect on the rest of the Yankees' roster, as the club shuffled its pitching staff before a 14-5 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Thursday.
New York signed right-hander Bruce Billings to a Major League contract and selected him to the 25-man roster, and recalled right-hander Shane Greene from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
In corresponding moves, the Yankees optioned infielder Dean Anna and right-hander Preston Claiborne to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Greene, 25, is with the Yankees for the third time this season. He made his Major League debut in the seventh inning Friday's 14-5 victory over the Red Sox, recording one out while allowing three runs (none earned) on no hits and walking three, with a strikeout.
"We felt that needed a couple of pitchers," manager Joe Girardi said. "[David Phelps] is not available. Then we don't really have a true guy who can give you any distance down there.
"It's not the spot that you want to be in, but we felt that [Yangervis] Solarte, he can play shortstop a day or two if we need him to and he gives you a little bit more options being a switch-hitter."
The Yanks also transferred right-hander Ivan Nova, who will have Tommy John surgery on Tuesday, from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
New York must play with a 24-man roster during Pineda's suspension; Pineda will be eligible to play on May 5 against the Angels in Anaheim.
Billings has pitched in four big league games with the Athletics and Rockies, all in 2011. The 28-year-old was 3-1 with a 2.74 ERA in four starts at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and he attended Spring Training with New York as a non-roster invitee.
Girardi won't face discipline for shoving camera
BOSTON -- Manager Joe Girardi will not face discipline for shoving a remote-controlled ESPN camera in the visiting dugout at Fenway Park during Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Red Sox.
Girardi was angered that the camera rotated to shoot into the tunnel between the visiting dugout and the clubhouse, where Michael Pineda was talking to pitching coach Larry Rothschild and head athletic trainer Steve Donohue following his second-inning ejection.
A Yankees spokesperson said that the matter was closed between the team and Major League Baseball. The cameras are supposed to be used only to shoot into the dugout and on the field.
"I'm fine with MLB; MLB's fine with me," Girardi said. "I have an issue, though, with [ESPN] going down into the tunnel. I think that's flat wrong. It's meant for the dugout.
"I know everyone wants access, but there has to be some areas that we can go where we can actually communicate with players that there's not a microphone hearing us, or a camera watching lips. I mean, we have to have some privacy."
• Brendan Ryan had five at-bats on Thursday in a Minor League game at the team complex in Tampa, Fla., Girardi said, adding that Ryan is about a week away from being activated.
• Thursday is Carlos Beltran's 37th birthday. He leads all Yankees this season with five home runs, 13 RBIs and a .600 slugging percentage.
• On this date in 1923, the Yankees recorded the first shutout in Yankee Stadium history, a 4-0 win over the Senators. Sad Sam Jones pitched a complete-game shutout and Babe Ruth went 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs.