Yankees call up D.J. Mitchell

Yankees call up D.J. Mitchell

By Delia E.

Update #1: According to Andrew Marchand, this could potentially mean that David Phelps is now in the rotation.

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David Phelps’s old friend from Triple-AAA will join the Yankees. D.J Mitchell was called up today just a day after Freddy Garcia blew his last start. There was no counter move at the moment but it looks like Girardi really did sleep on his decision. Mitchell is to make his Major League Baseball debut in today’s game. More on who’s off the roster as this story develops.


Posted on April 29, 2012, in Promotions/Demotions, Transactions and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. This is awesome news!!!

    • I wonder if Phelps is in the rotation now and Mitchell is in the pen. Or since Mitchell is stretched out to the put him in the rotation and leave Phelps in the pen?

  2. Phelps looks like the next man up, and I think Hughes has only one more shot and Pettite will replace him. Look for him to be sent to the minors if he doesn;t come around. Freddy move to the pen for now. Phelps has pitched enough to start at this point, or they just start Mitchell. The Yanks are running out of options fast as far as starters go.

    • With the off Day coming up the 5th spot in the rotation is only needed once. I have read some thoughts were once Pettitte comes back Phelps go back to the bullpen and they continue to give Hughes some more rope.

      I am with you though in the time from when Pettitte comes back if Hughes shows no improvement then enough is enough with him.

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