New York Yankees Recall RHP Bryan Mitchell From Triple-A
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Bryan Mitchell #55 of the New York Yankees delivers a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles on April 30, 2017 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The New York Yankees announced a minor-league roster move prior to their mid-week series up in Toronto. 

Before taking on the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre on Tuesday, the New York Yankees announced that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Bryan Mitchell from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

This move serves as the corresponding move for Jordan Montgomery, who was optioned to Triple-A following Sunday’s win in Cleveland.

Mitchell, who was optioned down on July 18, is 1-1 this season with a 4.29 ERA (3.90 FIP) over 13 appearances (one start). The 26-year-old will likely retain his old position with the team as an innings-eater in the bullpen.

In 12 starts for the RailRiders across four options, Mitchell is 2-3 with a 3.93 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 55 innings. He has made three starts since his last demotion, holding opponents to a .234/.298/.325 slash line.

Keeping Montgomery down and searching for other options to serve as bullpen depth is the most sensical for New York. This move may make the rookie left-hander available to be recalled next week in order to give staff ace Luis Severino day rest and a second start against the Red Sox as the AL East race starts to accelerate.

Who knew there was a method to this Scranton Shuttle madness?