Via George King –
The Yankees recalled reliever Jonathan Albaladejo from the minors to take the place of Andy Pettitte, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained groin.
Albaladejo was having a tremendous season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre. In 41 appearances, the righty had a 0.96 ERA and 31 saves. Albaladejo has pitched part of three major-league seasons with the Nationals and Yankees with a career 4.19 ERA and a 6-3 record.
It could be a short stay for Albaladejo, who could be sent back down when the Yankees call up Sergio Mitre on Saturday to take Pettitte’s place in the rotation
By the way, what ever happened to Mark Melancon? Remember when he was the next great thing?