From Newsday -
The Yankees may or may not be able to bolster their bullpen with a trade for the Rangers’ Eric Gagne before tomorrow’s 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline. Either way, they have moved a step closer to filling a bullpen spot with Joba Chamberlain, as they plan to try the 21-year-old righthander in relief for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
“He’s going to pitch an inning out of the bullpen [tonight],” senior vice president of baseball operations Mark Newman said last night. “We’re just going to try it and see what it looks like.”
If the Yankees like what they see from Chamberlain, they could be less inclined to trade for Gagne. Either way, they likely need someone to fill a hole in front of Mariano Rivera.
Ryan Bradley. First-rounder signed in 1997. In 1998, he was rushed from Single-A, to Double-A, to Triple-A, and then to the majors to work in the Yankees pen. After five games in the majors, he was toast. Four years later, at the age of 26, he was out of baseball.
That was all under Cashman’s watch. I guess he learned nothing from it – as they’re doing it again here with Chamberlain.