Quick Notes: Beltran and Pinder

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Here are some minor notes following yesterday’s 4-3 win over the Seattle Mariners last night.

Carlos Beltran completed his third rehab game last night, going 0-for-2 with a walk and Beltran is expected to leave Tampa sometime this morning. But Joe Girardi told the media last night that Beltran won’t be in the lineup this afternoon.

“I heard that he came out OK,” Girardi said following the game. “I haven’t had a chance to talk about what we’re going to do. It would be pretty hard to put him in the lineup.”

— The Yankees have also made a minor move, adding Branden Pinder to the roster. It’s rumored Bryan Mitchell was optioned to Triple-A Scranton as the corresponding move but the Yankees have yet to confirm. I’ll update this portion as soon as the Yankees officially announce the corresponding move.

Update: The Yankees have confirmed Bryan Mitchell has been sent down to Triple-A Scranton to make room for Pinder. Joe Girardi wants Mitchell to be stretched out and he wasn’t getting much work in at the Major League level.

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4 Responses to Quick Notes: Beltran and Pinder

  1. Terry says:

    You wonder if Mitchell was sent down and if it was so he could stay stretched out as a starter.If so,it would be too late for Warren to return to the rotation;and does that effect Severino in any way?Like not being called up or his name coming up in possible trades.The next 2 weeks will be interesting,I love this time of year.What will actually happen?

  2. scooter10 says:

    Yup, Girardi's pregame remarks indicated:

    1. Mitchell pitched well but was sent down to be stretched out. Have to think he is the 6th starter (starting in waiting) right now.

    2. Drew will be a utility player. While there have been no declarations, sounds like it's Ref's job to lose. I'm really pleased they are giving a young position player a chance.

    3. Good chance Beltran will be activated on Sunday.

    MY OWN OPINION => I have to believe the Ryan will be the odd man out. He will need to be DFAed and pass waivers to be sent to Scranton. Unsure if he would then have the right to accept the outright or become a free agent. Guess there's a chance they could go with a 6 man bullpen and send Pinder down, but if they were going to do that they should have just kept Mitchell for one more day, then send down.

    • mlblogsnewyorkyankees13 says:

      Yeah, Ryan is looking pretty expendable right now, mostly because he can't stay healthy. I wouldn't be surprised if Ryan was the move now that we know it's not going to be Stephen Drew.

      • hotdog says:

        that makes a lot of sense…Mitchell did a nice job in relief…looks like the Yankees may stay away from adding another pitcher via trade unless the deal makes too much sense…

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