Minors Wrap-Up: Mitchell, Miller Chased Early

D.J. Mitchell got shelled in Louisville last night (Photo Credit: Adam and Daniel Parker on Flickr)

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre D.J. Mitchell lasted just two innings last night, getting torched for six runs on seven hits and three walks as the Yankees fell to Louisville 11-6. The loss dropped Mitchell to 5-4 on the season. Things didn’t get much better for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after Mitchell left, as both Mike O’Connor and Manny Delcarmen got [...]

Too Many Starters In Scranton/Wilkes-Barre?

Could Dellin Betances be on his way to the bullpen full-time? (Photo Credit: Bronx Baseball Daily)

Before the 2012 season began, there was talk of an elite rotation for the Yankees Triple-A affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The organization’s top two pitching prospects, Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances, were both slated to open there, as were lesser known minor league stalwarts D.J. Mitchell, David Phelps, and Adam Warren. As Spring Training progressed and [...]

Yankees Activate David Robertson, David Phelps Optioned To Single-A Tampa

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The Yankees have officially activated David Robertson off the 15-day disabled list, the team announced. Robertson had been on the DL with a strained left oblique. Right-hander David Phelps was optioned to the minors to make room on the roster. He’ll get stretched out to 5.0 innings in Single-A Tampa before joining Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Empire [...]

Yankees Game 31 Lineup: 05/10/12

C.C. needs to keep it rolling for a big win in tonight's final game of the set against the Rays

  After last night’s blunder on the mound in the top of the ninth inning, by assumed-to-be interim closer, David Robertson, the Yankees need to bounce back in a big way in tonight’s battle of the best, between the Tampa Bay’s David Price and New York’s C.C. Sabathia. Last night, David Phelps gave the team [...]

Yankees Game 30 Lineup: 05/09/12

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Rookie right-hander, David Phelps, toes the rubber for the Yankees tonight in the second game of a three-game set against the Rays. Phelps is making his second career start. This could be Phelps last start as Andy Pettitte is scheduled to rejoin the club on Sunday and make a start against the Mariners. Right-hander Jeff [...]

Series Preview: Rays @ Yankees

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After a much-needed travel day off, the Yankees will return to the Bronx for a six-game home-stand, which begins with a three-game set against the Tampa Bay Rays. When they opened up the 2012 season in Tampa Bay, the outcome wasn’t favorable for the Yankees. They were swept away in that initial three-game series and [...]

Could Things Get Any Worse?

Legendary closer, Mariano Rivera, may be forced to miss the season with a torn ACL. Life without Mo won't be easy, but the Yanks will have to move on and find ways to win.

In an odd turn of events last night, Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, suffered a torn ACL while shagging balls in the outfield during the batting practice session prior to the matchup with the Kansas City Royals. Catching fly balls has been part of Rivera’s daily routine throughout his career and ironically enough, it may be [...]

Yankees Game 25 Lineup: 05/03/12

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Right-hander David Phelps will be making his first career start for the Yankees tonight as they face the Kansas City Royals. Phelps replaced Freddy Garcia in the rotation after Garcia was demoted to the bullpen. With Chavez and Swisher injuries leaving the bench short, the Yankees called up Jayson Nix from the Empire State Yankees. [...]

Yankees Top Two Turning it Around

Joe Girardi will rely heavily on C.C. Sabathia an Hiroki Kuroda this season as the Yankees are challenged with establishing the rest of their starting rotation

With a lot of uncertainty surrounding the starting rotation in New York through the first month of regular season play, it seems as though the top two starters, C.C. Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda, have at least turned it around with solid performances in their most recent starts, providing back-to-back wins for the team. Last night, [...]

No Mo: Behind Big Bats and a Strong Bullpen, Yanks Have Had Little Need for Rivera

Yankee closer, Mariano Rivera, hasn't spent much time on the mound so far in 2012

With seven of their 12 wins this season coming by four runs or more, the Yankees haven’t needed to call on closer Mariano Rivera too often to this point. Rivera has only appeared in eight of the first 21 games, for a total of 7.1 innings on the mound. Five of those were save situations, [...]

Phelps To Rotation, Garcia To Bullpen

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Right-hander David Phelps has been promoted to the starting rotation after Freddy Garcia was demoted to the bullpen. Phelps is expected to start this Thursday against the Kansas City Royals, reports Jack Curry of YES Network. In 17.2 inning of long relief, Phelps has a 3.57 ERA with 12 hits and 14 strikeouts. Freddy Garcia [...]