New York Yankees Option RHP Chad Green To Triple-A
Jul 8, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Chad Green throws a pitch during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Chad Green has been optioned back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after a brief cup of coffee with the New York Yankees.

The New York Yankees announced that right-handed pitcher Chad Green was sent down to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following their 5-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.


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.