Right-hander Ben Heller released by New York Yankees

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Friday, February 12, 2021

NEW YORK -- Right-hander Ben Heller was released by the New York Yankees on Friday, two days after he was designated for assignment to open a roster spot for reliever Darren O'Day.

Heller, 29, had a 3.00 ERA in six innings over six relief appearances during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.

He was 2-0 with a 2.59 ERA in 31 relief appearances over four seasons with New York.

Heller agreed on Dec. 2 to a contract paying $625,000 while in the major leagues that included $225,000 in guaranteed money.