• Dellin Betances Called Up

    Posted by on May 16th, 2013 · Comments (8)

    Via Newsday

    Manhattan-born and Brooklyn-bred Dellin Betances has been called up to the Bronx.

    The once highly-touted righthanded starter who recently switched to relief was added to the Yankees’ bullpen before their game Thursday night against the Mariners, the team announced. Brett Marshall, who gave up five runs and threw 108 pitches in 5.2 innings during his MLB debut Wednesday night was sent down…

    Yup, that’s the best the 40-man has to offer. Wow.

    Mark Montgomery is not on the forty…

    Comments on Dellin Betances Called Up

    1. Ricketson
      May 16th, 2013 | 4:19 pm

      The Yankees might have two 6’7″-6’8″, 260 lb. hard-throwing young right-handers in their pen before the year is up…

    2. MJ Recanati
      May 16th, 2013 | 5:45 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      Yup, that’s the best the 40-man has to offer. Wow.
      Mark Montgomery is not on the forty…

      Montgomery isn’t on the 40 because he doesn’t have to be. Betances, on the other hand, has to be protected on the 40 because of his minor league service time.

    3. Evan3457
      May 16th, 2013 | 5:50 pm

      Not the best the 40-man has to offer at this moment. Nuno is. But they sent him down BEFORE Hughes’ splendiferous 2/3 of an inning masterpiece last night. So, like so many other teams before them, the Yanks are calling up their version of a warm body: if Betances gets in this game it won’t matter anyway, because they’ll be down 10 runs again (barring an 18-inning game or something like that).

    4. Corey
      May 16th, 2013 | 5:57 pm

      It’s not like he’s going to pitch in any important games. Might as well see if he can do anything in garbage time since it’s his last year. He’s had 2 decent appearances out of the pen thus far in AAA.

    5. MJ Recanati
      May 16th, 2013 | 5:58 pm

      Corey wrote:

      It’s not like he’s going to pitch in any important games. Might as well see if he can do anything in garbage time since it’s his last year. He’s had 2 decent appearances out of the pen thus far in AAA.

      As Evan said, I think this particular move is just in order to have a rested arm in the bullpen.

      Longer-term in 2013, however, I agree that he’ll be up here trying to earn a job in next year’s bullpen, perhaps as #62′s replacement.

    6. Raf
      May 16th, 2013 | 7:59 pm

      Yeah, echo the sentiment that it’s not that big a deal, just another arm in the pen for some depth.

    7. #15
      May 17th, 2013 | 7:13 pm

      Run ‘em out there and stop babying the prospects.

    8. Greg H.
      May 18th, 2013 | 10:27 am

      No idea where the idea comes from that prospects are no good or not helping. At least half dozen are up, mostly in the games, and all contributing. Am I missing something? Romine, Adams, Claibourne, Warren, Phelps, Nuno, all look good to me so far…

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