Yankees Call-Up Lefty, Mitre to the DL 11

steve-garrisonThe Yankees made a somewhat surprising move yesterday when they called up lefty reliever Steve Garrison. He is taking the place of Sergio Mitre who was put on the DL with a sore shoulder.

It’s surprising because the Yankees just signed J.C. Romero, whom was expected to be called up if they wanted another lefty. It’s also surprising because Garrison has been awful in 46 innings at Double-A this season, putting up a 6.26 ERA. Not sure what the Yankees were thinking on this one, he probably will only serve in mop-up duty.

I doubt anyone will miss Mitre. He’s been awful since his return, perhaps this was the reason why as he actually did well with Milwaukee before they released him.

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11 thoughts on “Yankees Call-Up Lefty, Mitre to the DL


    There are a lot of questions about the Yankees that begin with WHY. Why is Mitre on the team at all??? Why does Girardi platoon Gardner??? Why are Colon and Garcia pulled so quickly when Burnett is allowed to stay in until the game is lost??? Why is Andruw Jones on the team???

  • Gonzalo Hiram Reyes Casanova

    I agree, we need a mopup man. But it's not true that he hasn't pitched innings that mattered. Against Cleveland we were down 3-0, he came to give 2 more runs before Yankees scored 3 in the 9th, if he doesn't give those 2, that could have been 3-3. Anyway if the difference is by 3 or 4, I'm waiting for a rally but after him it's always by 6 or 7

  • David K.

    You don't really need a "mop up guy" anymore. That is purely oudated thinking. A roster spot is too valuable to waste on a guy who gives up a few runs in a single inning every time. We never should have sent down Nova. If we have two starters in our bullpen in Nova and Noesi, they'll be able to pick up the slack every time someone throws a stinker, which is about two games out of every five. Might as well have an ultra quick hook for A.J. as well, he really stinks. If there were any guts in this organization, A.J. would be in the bullpen and Nova would be starting.

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