Chad Green has been optioned back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after a brief cup of coffee with the New York Yankees.
Green warmed up during the second inning in which CC Sabathia gave up five earned runs, but didn’t get an appearance in Tuesday’s game until the eighth inning. The 25-year old registered a scoreless frame and two strikeouts.
In 26.2 innings (five starts) with the RailRiders this season, Green owns a 4.72 ERA and 33 strikeouts. As far as what his role will be in the majors throughout the remainder of the 2017 season, one can obviously expect Green to be a frequent rider on the Scranton Shuttle to be employed as a long-relief option.
There has been no corresponding move announced as of yet, but one can assume perhaps an option for the bench is on the way. Rob Refsnyder was optioned to Triple-A on May 8 and manager Joe Girardi was utilizing a three-man bench for the two-game set with the Reds.
Roster Move: Following Tuesday's game, the Yankees optioned RHP Chad Green to @swbrailriders
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) May 10, 2017