According to sources close to organization, Trenton catcher Austin Romine, then Dellin Betances, will be next to board the SWB shuttle (to Triple-A), with top overall prospect Jesus Montero expected to join the Yankees’ lineup in the very near future.
It seems a little obvious by now that the Yankees need Montero’s help in the Bronx as both Jorge Posada and Russell Martin are both playing like shit (for lack of a better term). Posada hit a weak .217 with a .534 OPS in the month of July and Martin was barely any better hitting .213 with a .570 OPS. The Yankees haven’t called up Montero yet because they want him to play everyday, but as far as I can tell he can take as much playing time away from Martin and Posada as he needs.
Romine and Betances are both ready for the jump to Triple-A as well. That will get them set up to be mid-season call-ups next year.