The New York Yankees sent reserve infielder Ronald Torreyes to the minors to clear a roster spot for first baseman Greg Bird.

Torreyes, batting .339 in a backup role, was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after Friday night’s victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

Bird was reinstated from the disabled list Saturday and was in the starting lineup, batting sixth and playing first base. He had been sidelined since having right ankle surgery on March 27.

Rather than demote first baseman Tyler Austin or one of their eight relief pitchers, the Yankees chose to send down Torreyes, who has a solid .785 OPS in 22 games and can play several positions.

The 25-year-old Bird made his big league debut in 2015 and had 11 homers and 31 RBI in 46 games.

Austin, who can be optioned to the minors, entered Saturday batting .231 with eight homers, 23 RBI and an .809 OPS. The rookie was hitless in his last 14 at-bats.

Darvish on DL

The Chicago Cubs placed Yu Darvish on the 10-day disabled list with right triceps tendinitis, continuing a rough season for the right-hander.

The Cubs also optioned catcher Victor Caratini to Triple-A Iowa before their game against San Francisco. Veteran catcher Chris Gimenez and left-handed reliever Randy Rosario were brought up from the minors, and infielder Efren Navarro was designated for assignment.

Darvish is 1-3 with a 4.95 ERA in his first season after finalizing a $126 million, six-year deal with the Cubs in February.

Rockies recall IF

The Colorado Rockies have recalled infielder Ryan McMahon from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned infielder Pat Valaika to the farm club.

McMahon made Colorado’s opening day roster but was optioned on May 1 after batting .180 in 28 games (11 starts).

He hit .253 with three home runs and 16 RBI in 22 games for Albuquerque.

Valaika also began the season with the Rockies before being optioned on May 8.

He was recalled six days later and hit .176 in nine games for the Rockies.

Royals pitcher on DL

The Royals put starting pitcher Eric Skoglund on the 10-day disabled list because of a ulnar collateral ligament sprain in his pitching elbow.

Eric Stout, another left-hander, was recalled from Class AAA Omaha to take Skoglund’s place on the roster.

Casilla placed on DL

The Oakland Athletics put reliever Santiago Casilla on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder.

They also optioned right-handed pitcher Josh Lucas to Triple-A Nashville and recalled righties Chris Bassitt and Carlos Ramirez from their top affiliate.

Pirates activate Marte

The Pittsburgh Pirates activated outfielder Starling Marte off the disabled list.

Marte missed nine games while recovering from an oblique injury he suffered on May 15.

The Pirates called up highly touted prospect Austin Meadows in Marte’s absence, and Meadows played so well that the club decided to keep Meadows in the majors and option utility player Jose Osuna to Triple-A Indianapolis.