• Damaso Marte Returns

    Posted by on August 21st, 2009 · Comments (5)

    Via George King -

    Reliever Damaso Marte, out since April with an injured left shoulder, is expected to rejoin the Yankees bullpen tonight for the series opener with the Red Sox.

    It’s possible the Yankees could go with 13 pitchers and send down a position player, who then would be recalled when rosters expand Sept. 1.

    Marte, who signed a three-year, $12 million deal this offseason, has pitched in seven games with a 15.19 ERA.

    Kei Igawa wants to know if this means the Yankees are instituting a “No Lefty Left Behind” program…

    Comments on Damaso Marte Returns

    1. Raf
      August 21st, 2009 | 2:56 pm

      Seeing as Marte is already on the 40 man, and Igawa isn’t, I’d have to say no :D

      I would be surprised if the Yanks carry 13 pitchers. If anything, I’d say the Sergio Mitre era is over.

    2. MJ
      August 21st, 2009 | 2:57 pm

      Kei Igawa wants to know if this means the Yankees are instituting a “No Lefty Left Behind” program…
      ———
      Classic!

      FWIW, I see Marte as the second coming of Kyle Farnsworth so, honestly, I’m not happy to see him return.

    3. MJ
      August 21st, 2009 | 2:58 pm

      Raf wrote:

      II’d say the Sergio Mitre era is over.

      Say it ain’t so! :-D

    4. JeremyM
      August 21st, 2009 | 7:02 pm

      Hell, Marte putting up Farnsworth numbers would be a big improvement at this point….

    5. Evan3457
      August 21st, 2009 | 11:44 pm

      Hmmm….Marte throws a 93 FB by Lowell for a K, to kill a rally.

      Now, THIS is a Marte I can live with.

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