New York Yankees activate Stephen Tarpley in advance of doubleheader

Stephen Tarpley landed on the injured list due to a left elbow impingement.|Art or Photo Credit: AP

The New York Yankees activated left-hander Stephen Tarpley from the 10-day injured list in advance of Thursday's doubleheader at Detroit against the Tigers.
Tarpley, who has been out with a left elbow impingement, has an 8.24 ERA in 16 appearances with the Yankees, including one start.
The Yankees enter play Thursday with an 8 1/2-game lead in the American League East over the Tampa Bay Rays, with a magic number of eight to clinch the division. It would be their first AL East title since 2012.