Yankees Call Up Kevin Whelan, Send Dickerson Down

kevin-whelanThe Yankees have added another pitcher to the roster, RHP Kevin Whelan and have sent down outfielder Chris Dickerson to make room on the roster, according to Chad Jennings of the Journal News.

Whelan is not on the 40-man roster, but they can easily make room for him by moving Joba Chamberlain or Justin Maxwell to the 60-day DL.

Whelan, 27, has a 1.67 ERA over 27 innings in 25 games. He has a 10.0 K/9 and a 2.0 BB/9  ratio. If he maintains that he could do well in the major leagues. His walk ratio is generally closer to 5.2 BB/9, his career minor league average.

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3 Responses to Yankees Call Up Kevin Whelan, Send Dickerson Down

  1. Rob can you explain me what's the purpose of bringing Sanit again?
    Why not Wordekemper, Silva, Kontos, Flores(lefty) or even Carlyle.

    And definitively not Phelps, Warren or Mitchell, not Joba rules, they're starters not relievers let's not mess with them (i hope it won't go bad with Noesi).

    • There is nothing wrong with having a young starter break in as a reliever. It is actually the norm, it's how Andy Pettitte did it and it's how David Cone did it.

      As for Sanit, I think the Yankees like his strikeout potential. Also, he's on the 40-man roster already so its just easier. It's not like he's pitching in any big situations, just mop-up duty. So really, they couldn't have called up Kei Igawa and it wouldn't have mattered.

      • hardnose says:

        I think it's a waste to bring up a guy for "mop up duty"…you need guys to mop up now and then but the Yankees would be better off brining up someone that can get a little major league experience, even at the mop up level…Sanit will be released soon imo…you have to give the guy a chance I guess but there are better choices waiting in the wings…the Yankees have a great crop of pitchers and relievers at AAA and especially AA…