Following Tuesday’s game, the Yankees optioned LHP Stephen Tarpley to @swbrailriders.Prior to tonight’s game, the Yankees returned RHP Domingo Germán from rehab and reinstated him from the 10-day IL.— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 3, 2019New York optioned left-hander Stephen Tarpley to Triple-A in a corresponding move. MLB trade rumors: Mets open to moving Todd Frazier, Jason Vargas German, 26, had been on the 10-day IL since June 7 with a hip flexor strain. He struggled in his lone rehab start last Thursday, allowing four runs over four innings, but the Yankees seem to think he’s ready to return to the mound. Related News MLB trade rumors: Astros unwilling to move this prospect in deal for Tigers’ Matthew Boyd MLB wrap: Yankees’ home run streak comes to an end in loss to Mets Before his injury, German was 9-2 with a 3.86 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 77/19 K/BB ratio in 70 innings this season.Despite being plagued by injuries, the Yankees have dominated in the American League with a 54-29 record heading into Wednesday’s play. They are atop of the AL East and are tied for the most wins in the league with the Astros, behind only the NL-best Dodgers (58-29). Domingo German is back in the Yankees rotation.The right-hander has been activated off the injured list and is scheduled to pitch Wednesday night against the Mets, the team announced.