Yankees with 4 More September Call-Ups

The Yankees are taking full advantage of having a 40-man roster in September. They already called up seven players pushing their total roster to 32 and now they are calling up four more, according to the Scranton Yankees twitter feed.

The four new players are righties Hector Noesi and George Kontos, infielder Ramiro Pena, and outfielder Greg Golson. That brings the total roster count to 36.

Noesi has been with the Yankees for most of the season, but was sent down a week ago as they needed an extra roster spot and they needed to wait 10 days before they were able to call him up again. Golson also spent time with the team this year as has Pena, who was out with an appendectomy.

This is Kontos’ first call-up to the big leagues. He had a strong season in Triple-A this year, his first as a reliever. In 40 appearances he had a 2.62 ERA, a 9.2 K/9, and a 2.6 BB/9. He used to be a decent pitching prospect for the Yankees before he had Tommy John surgery in 2009. Since then he has resurrected his career as a reliever.

Kontos is not on the 40-man roster so a move will have to be made to make room for him. That probably means it’s the end of the line for Steve Garrison.

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4 Responses to Yankees with 4 More September Call-Ups

  1. NYYTRUEBLUE says:

    I've been saying it since the first time I saw him pitch, give Noesi a shot at starting. This kid has shown a great deal of poise and ability just about every time he pitched this season. He's been a starter his whole career but has been used exclusively out of the bullpen with the Yankees. I think, that given the chance he could be on a par with Nova. Hopefully, he wins a spot in the rotation next spring.

  2. David K. says:

    From the little we've seen of him so far, Noesi's stuff does not appear to be as good as Nova's.

  3. hardnose says:

    Nova has been a great surprise this year. He wasn't touted with this kind of upside. I guess learning that new pitch really helped his game.

    • Scouts have always liked Nova despite the fact that he never really had the stats. He still probably won't end up being a front end guy, but he seems like he is a very solid middle of the order pitcher, one that might be around for a long time.