The New York Yankees have promoted two promising young arms prior to the middle game of a three-game set against the Toronto Blue Jays.
It was only a matter of time.
Bryan Mitchell, one of the New York Yankees’ most dynamic young arms, who has been recovering from surgery on his toe all year long, has been called up from Triple-A Scranton, effectively completing his rehab efforts.
The 25-year-old right-hander is 0-3 with a 5.31 ERA in 23 career appearances (three starts) with New York. In two games at AAA prior to getting the promotion, he pitched nine dominant innings over two starts, allowing only one earned run while ringing up 14.
In an additional move, the Yanks called up left-hander James Pazos. The 25-year-old, who has yet to see big league action this year, was extremely impactful in the minors.
In 23 games with Scranton, he pitched to a 2.63 ERA while striking out 41 batters over 27.1 innings.
Roster Moves: Prior to tonight's game, the Yankees recalled RHP Bryan Mitchell (#55) and LHP James Pazos (#67) from @swbrailriders.
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) September 6, 2016
Both of these promotions are not merely September call-ups. Each of the respective assets figure to play a role out of the bullpen in the late stages of a stretch run.
Pazos can serve as a power lefty, providing a much-needed situational arm. Mitchell, on the other hand, has the ability to pitch in late innings or jump into the rotation for a spot start.