Yankees to call-up Warren and Igarashi

With both CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte hitting the DL today, the Yankees will call up Adam Warren and Ryota Igarashi from Triple-A, according to Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News.

Girardi confirmed after the game that Warren will start and make his Major League debut on Friday in place of Sabathia. Freddy Garcia, who pitched today, will replace Pettitte and start on Monday.

Warren, who had a 6.10 ERA after a rough April, has a 3.86 ERA with a 6.2 K/9 and a 2.8 BB/9 over 86.1 innings this season. Garcia has a 1.56 ERA in 10 appearances since May 1 with a 6.23 K/9 and 1.56 BB/9 over 17.1 innings. Igarashi has a 22.50 ERA in three outings with a 18 K/9 and 18 BB/9 in two innings. He has a career 6.21 ERA, 9 K/9, and 6.34 BB/9.

To make room for Warren on the 40-man roster, the Yankees are expected to place Pettitte on the 60-day DL, according to Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger.

My expectation is that David Phelps will replace Igarashi before too long and serve as the long-man or spot starter should Warren or Garcia struggle. He has made two starts since being demoted and only pitched 5.1 innings while he is being stretched back out.

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7 Responses to Yankees to call-up Warren and Igarashi

  1. Gonzalo says:

    I would prefer Phelps over Warren but they didn't manage him well during his last weeks in the majors and now he is not ready, I don't what they were thinking all that time having him there without pitching

    • Mike Sommer says:

      It's not that they didn't manage Phelps well, but that he was in the long-reliever mode. With the starting rotation doing well (what was their streak, 18 games of 6+ innings or more) you didn't need to make the call to the bullpen for that long reliever. Phelps didn't pitch because he wasn't needed—because the rotation was doing well—which is what you want. If you have to use the long man a lot, you are in trouble.

      • Gonzalo says:

        I completely agree with you about the good use of the long man.
        But Garcia was not starting games anymore so they could have sent Phelps to the minors. On may 23rd he pitched 2 innings and since then I think he should have gone to the minors to start games, leaving Eppley and Garcia in the majors.
        Anyway that's in the past and now I'll prefer to use Garcia and Warren and stretch Phelps, they shouldn't trade before giving the guys we already have a chance

  2. Gonzalo says:

    The only positive thing from all these injuries would be that CC would take a rest because last 2 season his performances at the end were not very good and also Pettitte would be fresh for playoffs

  3. friend says:

    "the Yankees are expected to place Pettitte on the 60-day DL"

    If the Yankee do this, it exposes the reported 6-week estimate as a low-ball estimate. This seems to be a disturbing trend that the team has been following.

    • Mike Sommer says:

      The best way to read it is: 6 weeks for the injury to heal. Then tack on the rehab time.

  4. Rod says:

    I saw Igarashi pitch in Japan about 7 years ago. He threw in the upper 90s and was dominant, at least when he kept the ball in the zone. Not a whole lot of movement on his pitches, though. Reminded me of a young Mitch Williams.

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