From the Daily News -
The Yankees consider Humberto Sanchez, who went to South Bronx High School, the jewel of the three pitchers they got from Detroit in exchange for Gary Sheffield yesterday.
Sanchez is a 6-6, 230-pound righty who can reach 96 mph on the radar gun, but mostly throws his fastball between 90-94 mph. Yankee GM Brian Cashman said Sanchez, 23, also has “an average changeup right now, but it could be above average, and he has a power curveball.”
Sanchez had an identical 5-3 record as a starter for both the Tigers’ Triple-A team and their Double-A team, and had a combined ERA of 2.63. He struck out 129 batters in 123 innings and held opposing hitters to a .220 average. He’s had elbow problems in the past, but the Yanks believe he’s healthy.
Cashman said he’ll likely begin next season at Triple-A Scranton, and the Yanks “hope he takes a big step forward. He’s got a lot of ability.”
He’s had elbow problems in the past, but the Yanks believe he’s healthy.
Yeah, because those things always go away on their own without the need for some sort of surgery, etc.