New York Yankees Promote J.R. Graham To SWB
Mar 20, 2017; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher J.R. Graham (67) throws against the Washington Nationals during a spring training game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees announced that they have promoted J.R. Graham back from Double-A Trenton to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. 

The New York Yankees announced on Friday that they have brought right-handed pitcher J.R. Graham back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after a brief stint in Double-A Trenton.

The 27-year-old began the season with the RailRiders and posted a 1.93 ERA over 4.2 innings of relief work before being sent down to Trenton on April 22.



After not giving up a single earned run and holding opponents to a .125/.176/.156 slash line over 9.2 innings with the Thunder, New York assigned him back to the Electric City on Friday.

Graham appeared in 10 games for the Yankees in spring training and surrendered four runs on eight hits in 10.1 innings (3.48 ERA). In the minor leagues this season, he has given up just two extra-base hits to the 55 total batters faced.

The righty also has some major league experience under his belt as he has appeared in 40 games for the Minnesota Twins from 2015-16. He owns a major league ERA of 5.10 while striking out 55 batters in 65.1 innings of work.



Taking Graham’s spot on the Trenton roster will be Billy Fleming, an infielder who went 6-for-25 (.240) in six games with the RailRiders.


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