The New York Yankees activated pitcher David Phelps from the 60-Day DL Saturday according to the Yankees official Twitter page. The team moved Derek Jeter to the 60-Day DL to open a spot on the 40-man roster for Phelps.

The Yankees originally placed Phelps on the DL with a forearm strain on July 6 two days after he allowed four runs in six innings against the Twins. He had only been expected to miss one turn in the rotation but faced a series of setbacks and was moved to the 60-Day DL in mid-August.

Less than two weeks ago Manager Joe Girardi said that Phelps was not close to rejoining the major league roster. Phelps will come out of the bullpen for New York a move that likely reduced the amount of time needed for him to return.