The New York Yankees continue to add more firepower before the postseason with Dellin Betances set to be the newest arrival.
The flamethrowing right-hander is set to rejoin the Yankees on Sunday in Toronto per Pete Caldera of the Bergen Record.
The four-time All-Star has dealt with his fair share of injury problems in 2019. A bone spur in his right shoulder and a right lat strain were the latest ailments to plague Betances.
That being said, he’s starting to round into form and look like the Betances we are used to seeing. His velocity is not quite back into the upper 90s yet, but historically, it has always taken Betances some time to up his velocity.
Per James Wagner of the New York Times, Betances reached the 92-94 mph range during his rehab stints. For the Yankees, the last two weeks of the season should be used as a way to give Betances a look for the postseason.
Another dominant bullpen arm could go a long way for manager Aaron Boone in the postseason. The starting rotation is still a bit of a mystery for Boone. There’s no doubt that he’ll have to lean on his rock-solid bullpen in big moments.
Betances has allowed four runs in 11 postseason innings. He also has 17 strikeouts against just seven walks in those 11 innings.
His experience could be a boost come October, but the Yankees will have to see how he performs during the handful of games left to play in the regular season.