With the New York Yankees coming off a brutal loss against Boston, here’s the news and notes you need to know.
In Monday, August 21, 2017’s edition of New York Yankees Bronx Bomber Buzz, we take a look at a roster move involving Bryan Mitchell as well as an update regarding Greg Bird‘s current rehab assignment.
First off, the Yankees have optioned right-hander Bryan Mitchell to Triple-A following Sunday’s loss in anticipation of Masahiro Tanaka returning from the disabled list on Tuesday.
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The club should be excited to regain Tanaka into the rotation, considering he was beginning to get back in a groove before the injury.
Mitchell was the one to go down after his awful performance on Thursday night at Citi Field, where he surrendered four runs without even recording a single out.
Next up, first baseman Greg Bird seems to be progressing well with his rehab assignment with Triple-A following his ankle surgery.
The left-hander slugged two massive home runs on Saturday night to add-on to his impressive assignment.
Hopefully, Bird can rejoin the big league team this week and inject some offense into a lineup which is desperately missing a key left-handed bat.