The New York Yankees have activated pitcher Chris Capuano from the 15-day disabled list.
Capuano will start Sunday's game against the Royals in Kansas City, marking his season debut. He missed the start of the season due to a quad injury sustained during spring training.
Pitcher Bryan Mitchell was optioned to Triple A to make room for Capuano on the roster.
Capuano will take Whitley's spot in the Yankees' rotation.
- Molly Geary