Designated for assignment last week, former Dodgers outfielder Trayce Thompson was claimed off waivers by the New York Yankees on Tuesday.
Thompson, a 27-year-old outfielder, is the son of former Laker Mychal Thompson and the brother of current Golden State Warriors star Klay.
Thompson hit 13 home runs in 2016 before a back fracture ended his campaign. He struggled at the plate throughout 2017. He posted a .483 on-base plus slugging percentage last season.
Out of minor-league options heading into this season, Thompson could not crack the Dodgers opening day roster. The team already had a slew of right-handed-hitting outfielders including Chris Taylor, Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp.