Sergio Mitre will make a rehab start tonight for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. According to general manager Brian Cashman, Mitre will throw 75 pitches. He’ll be working on short rest — he just pitched Thursday — but this should help him get a little more stretched out.
Cashman said Andy Pettitte’s injury has not changed the way he’s approaching the trade deadline.
“That’s what Mitre is here for,” Cashman said. “He’d be in most teams’ rotations.”
Before Mitre is activated, the Yankees will call-up someone from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Cashman said he hasn’t talked to Joe Girardi to solidify who that will be, but Cashman said it will not be Ivan Nova.
Nova was scheduled to be tonight’s Triple-A starter, but he will either work in relief for the night or be bumped back to start on another day. He will not come to New York to serve as a temporary long man.
Jonathan Albaladejo — who won the International League’s Pitcher of the Week award for a second straight week — seems to be the top option, but that’s strictly my opinion.