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.
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.