Mitre, who has a 3.27 ERA in 22 appearances this year, was originally traded to the Brewers this preseason for outfielder Chris Dickerson, but was designated for assignment this week so the Brew Crew can increase their bench.
Mitre isn’t likely to be able to take Brian Gordon‘s spot in the Yankees rotation right away as he isn’t stretched out at all. His longest appearance this season was a three inning stint against the Red Sox last week. Besides that it’s been mostly one or two inning outings for Mitre. So he’ll likely take Hector Noesi‘s role away from him as Noesi is closer to being stretched out for a starting spot.