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Mitchell optioned back to Double-A

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 21, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

MitchellThe Yankees announced that they’ve optioned right-handed pitcher Bryan Mitchell back to Double-A Trenton.

Mitchell was called up yesterday to give the Yankees an emergency long reliever. It was more of a just-in-case situation, with Mitchell getting the nod because he was on the 40-man and fully available, having last pitched a week ago. Mitchell got loose in the 12th inning and presumably would have entered the game had Preston Claiborne run into trouble trying to finish off the win.

Ultimately, Claiborne was surely on his final inning, and if things had gone any longer, Mitchell’s just-in-case scenario would have actually come into play.

Instead, Mitchell will slide back into the Double-A rotation and THE Yankees will be able to activate Dave Robertson on Tuesday without need to make any other roster move. Doesn’t mean they won’t make another roster move — I suppose it’s possible someone else could come up to replace Claiborne — but with Mitchell back in Double-A, Robertson’s roster spot is open.

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58 Responses to “Mitchell optioned back to Double-A”

  1. Hassey April 21st, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Ellsbury will go nuts at Fenway

  2. Shame Spencer April 21st, 2014 at 10:50 am

    blake April 21st, 2014 at 10:48 am
    Jerkface says:
    April 21, 2014 at 10:20 am
    For some reason I felt like yesterdays win was the biggest of the season so far.

    Probably was…..losing 3 of 4 after beating price then heading to Fenway woukd have been demoralizing

    ——————

    Agreed. The first game set up higher expectations, but what can you do. We came out of it with the split after taking the 4 game set from Boston and sweeping Chicago. Another series victory at Fenway would go a long way. I like how our pitching is set up for the series.

  3. sjb23 April 21st, 2014 at 10:52 am

    re-post:

    JimK April 21st, 2014 at 10:25 am
    I do not understand how Long keeps his job as batting coach, when the Y’s were winning in the mid to late 90?s most of their hitters used the entire field. Long must come to the realization that not very batter is Willie McCovey.
    It is possible Tex’s decline is due to Tex, but before he came to the Y’s, and although I did not watch him play much, just based on his BA, I doubt he had that atrocious upper cut swing from the left side.
    *****************************
    I think it’s easy to overestimate the influence hitting coaches have on experienced hitters. I believe they have more of an everyday influence on younger, inexperienced hitters and/or hitters in prolonged slumps. But generally speaking, I believe a veteran hitter is who he is, and probably is pretty much on his own. A hitting coach is there if needed, but probably doesn’t go out of his way to approach the hitter.

    You referenced the hitters on the dynasty teams – I don’t think they changed their philosophies because of the hitting coach(es), I think they just coincidentally happened to be hitters who weren’t necessarily pull-happy.

    In addition, as lefty power hitters are acquired by the Yankees, I believe they are influenced by the expectation of reaching “the short porch in RF” and tend to unconsciously develop that pull-happy mentality & the hitch in their swings because of those expectations.

    Because of the shifts being employed by more teams, I believe hitters will need to realize the importance of not being so predictable. This may be an opportunity for the hitting coaches to take a more proactive approach.

  4. yankeefeminista April 21st, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I wonder when they will slot Mitchell back in. Don’t want him to have too many rest days between starts. Especially after his great last start. Right now, Bleich and Nuding listed as going today and tomorrow.

  5. bbb51 April 21st, 2014 at 10:56 am

    J. Alfred Prufrock April 21st, 2014 at 10:41 am
    Josh Norris ?@jnorris427 12h

    Puig flips his bat after a home run, people talk. Wil Myers flips/tosses his bat after a HR, nothing. Why?

    Come on, you don’t think that Puig is quite a bit more flamboyant than Myers overall? Puig is like a lightening rod.

    Anyway, I don’t care about “styling”, sometimes I like it (usually when it’s my guy of course).

  6. bbb51 April 21st, 2014 at 10:58 am

    I would have liked to have seen Mitchell pitch (with major league cameras) after hearing about him here. Probably will eventually I guess.

    I have doubts about Claiborne, he got knocked around quite a bit the latter part of last season and this spring training.

  7. Shame Spencer April 21st, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Come on, you don’t think that Puig is quite a bit more flamboyant than Myers overall? Puig is like a lightening rod.

    —————–

    I guess the counter would be ‘why is Puig such a lightening rod? Hasn’t MLB seen a young excitable player before?’

  8. mick April 21st, 2014 at 11:00 am

    I like how our pitching is set up for the series.
    ===================
    It’s in its true order:
    Tanaka, Pineda, CC, Kuroda, Nuno

  9. Shame Spencer April 21st, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Claiborne looked really good when he first came up last year but then lost something as the year had gone on… I haven’t watched him closely enough to figure out what that is, but someone on here probably has a better assessment. Is it mechanics? Location?

  10. J. Alfred Prufrock April 21st, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Anyway, I don’t care about “styling”, sometimes I like it (usually when it’s my guy of course).
    ///

    I celebrate it: Joba fistpumps, Robi bat dropping, Alex shouting “Mine!”

    Apologies are for people who are also “embarrassed” by the Yankee payroll.

    ///

    Good day, all

  11. J. Alfred Prufrock April 21st, 2014 at 11:08 am

    & Myers seems like a punk.

    Wish he was on my team, however.

  12. ac1 April 21st, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Shame, I think Claiborne just wore down a bit, on top of the league catching up.
    Whatever he has done this year, he came through last night and earned a stay in the pen.
    When on his game, he is an asset in the pen, so I hope he has more games like yesterday.

  13. mick April 21st, 2014 at 11:09 am

    I guess it’s alright to call Myers a punk.

  14. ac1 April 21st, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Also, watched the comments from last nights brawl.
    Gomez needs to be brought down a peg.
    What a loud mouth b–ch.
    Makes a few good catches that get on Sportscenter and he thinks he is the best thing going.

  15. bbb51 April 21st, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Shame Spencer April 21st, 2014 at 10:59 am
    Come on, you don’t think that Puig is quite a bit more flamboyant than Myers overall? Puig is like a lightening rod.

    —————–

    I guess the counter would be ‘why is Puig such a lightening rod? Hasn’t MLB seen a young excitable player before?’

    Maybe a bad choice of words. My point was that Puid seems quite a bit more flamboyant than Myers. Combine that with his performance and he’s going to get an exceptional amount of attention. I didn’t see the Myers bat flip in question but if he does it against the wrong pitcher/team he will get his.

  16. Shame Spencer April 21st, 2014 at 11:15 am

    I like Myers a lot. I’d take ten guys just like him on my club. Feel the same about Gomez!

  17. ac1 April 21st, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Badgerfan April 21st, 2014 at 10:34 am

    I’m in Wisconsin, so i see all the Brewers games, and Gomez is always doing something stupid. He’s got a ton of natural ability, but he runs into outs, swings so hard he loses his helmet and corkscrews into the ground, showboats on HR’s, throws to the wrong base, etc.

    He’s making a lot of enemies in MLB.

    ___

    WHOA WHOA WHOA.

    YOU LOST BUDDY.

    DONT COME BACK NOW UNTIL NEXT MONDAY.

  18. Jerkface April 21st, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Gomez is interesting, he hit .247 .294 .379 .673 for the first 6 years of his career but now hes good.

  19. ac1 April 21st, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Bloggers, if you see Badger Fan on here, remind him he LOST a bet and he cannot return to the blog until April 28.

  20. ac1 April 21st, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Blake I am putting you in charge of watching for Badger.
    You are on here most days and I am only on during games and a few other times.

  21. Shame Spencer April 21st, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Given the year Myers had in 2013, he should be just as much of a story as Puig. The media tends to get their hands on something and run with it.

  22. Shame Spencer April 21st, 2014 at 11:20 am

    In 88 games last year Myers did this: .293/.354/.478/.831, posting 13 HRs and 53 RBIs.

    I hate the Rays.

  23. yankeefeminista April 21st, 2014 at 11:21 am

    We all know Mitchell would only have pitched if we had gone to the 13th as a last resort. It would have been fun to see what he could do with major leaguers. He definitely has the stuff to be successful.

    I thought Claiborne looked much better than he did second half and in ST when he was dreadful. Think he just had a tired arm. In 2013, his FB was 1 mph slower in second half and he was getting less swings outside the zone, so had to put the ball in the strike zone too much. Hopefully, he can help us this season.

  24. exiledintampa April 21st, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Myers wasn’t hitting over .400 his first 6 weeks in the bigs. Myers was a known that came up through the system. Nobody had every seen Puig. At least not the fans. But, most of all, Puig plays in LA. Not Tampa.
    Gomez is another thing. Imagine if Gomez was a Dodger or Yankee or Red Sox. It would be all Gomez all the time.

  25. Shame Spencer April 21st, 2014 at 11:22 am

    @BruceBeck4NY If Woodson had any chance 2 return it was ended by player exit intvws – “not on same page…not buying in… disconnect!” #Knicks

    Hahahaha.. Knicks.

  26. exiledintampa April 21st, 2014 at 11:24 am

    ac1 April 21st, 2014 at 11:18 am
    Bloggers, if you see Badger Fan on here, remind him he LOST a bet and he cannot return to the blog until April 28.

    I nailed his azz on the last thread when he showed up. Thanks for running him off BTW.

  27. Shame Spencer April 21st, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Nobody had every seen Puig.

    —————-

    True story. And you’re right about LA (or NY or Boston). The market definitely dictates a fair share of what’s reported.

    I dislike both players equally as neither plays for us.

  28. blake April 21st, 2014 at 11:28 am

    “Blake I am putting you in charge of watching for Badger.
    You are on here most days and I am only on during games and a few other times.”

    Who is badger ? Im out of the lohud loop…..been busy lately

  29. exiledintampa April 21st, 2014 at 11:32 am

    badgerfan bet ac1 that we’d lose the last two in Tampa after the beatdown friday. A week off the blog was the bet. The trash talker lost.

  30. Against All Odds April 21st, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Who is badger ?

    ————

    One of the many multiples on here.

  31. Shame Spencer April 21st, 2014 at 11:49 am

    @ItsFoodPorn Deep-Fried Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries pic.twitter.com/L8W1JuZhHk

    What.

  32. Shame Spencer April 21st, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Guys… I’m getting chicken and waffles for dinner as an off-day tribute to the baseball gods.

  33. bbb51 April 21st, 2014 at 11:53 am

    It seems obvious to me that Nuno should get the next start. How could Girardi decide anything different?

  34. Ys Guy April 21st, 2014 at 11:56 am

    orioles jumping on bucholz.

    from what i’ve seen i think the O’s are the better team this year, i thought that coming out of ST. That is one serious lineup, and still missing machado. the pitching is rough, but they won 86 last year and added ubaldo.

  35. Jerkface April 21st, 2014 at 11:59 am

    from what i’ve seen i think the O’s are the better team this year, i thought that coming out of ST. That is one serious lineup, and still missing machado. the pitching is rough, but they won 86 last year and added ubaldo.

    If the Orioles were serious about competing they would trade for a pitcher. Their lineup is really good. They should also sign Hanrahan.

  36. blake April 21st, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Sox should be worried about Bucky ….no velo…..stuff has been flat since day 1 in ST

  37. Shame Spencer April 21st, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    I’m still shocked the O’s ended up not signing Balfour. That’s a good line up right there with a fair bit of depth.

    ….no one has a comment about the deep fried strawberries?

    You guys are off your game.

  38. Shame Spencer April 21st, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Watch the Sox trade Bucky for Cliff Lee or something.

  39. blake April 21st, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Have to put out dog down today……very sad …end stage renal failure.

  40. Ys Guy April 21st, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    the o’s thought they had santana, but they played hardball trying to save the last dollar when the twins jumped in, then the braves injuries happened and they lost him.

    i know neither ubaldo nor santana are all that, but just the 375 or so innings they’d throw would win them alot of games with that lineup and take alot of strain off the bullpen.

  41. Jerkface April 21st, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    On one hand I am pleased that the Red Sox are getting smoked, especially Buchholz, but on the other hand a closer contest would have made for more interesting viewing when this is the only game on during the day

  42. Ys Guy April 21st, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    i feel very sorry for you blake. most of us have been there and know how tough that is.

  43. Ys Guy April 21st, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    im making ‘buy low’ offers for bryce harper and david wright in all of my fbb leagues.

    i already got homer bailey for andrew cashner last week.

  44. tomingeorgia April 21st, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    blake,
    A very sad duty. How old was he/she?

  45. blake April 21st, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Yea it’s hard ….we have had him since he was 6 weeks old and even before we got married……

  46. blake April 21st, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    He’s almost 10

  47. Shame Spencer April 21st, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    ?@nickcafardo Clay Buchholz, Mike Napoli and John Lackey spent the night at the ballpark because of the short night.

  48. Shame Spencer April 21st, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    blake April 21st, 2014 at 12:02 pm
    Have to put out dog down today……very sad …end stage renal failure.

    ————–

    Oh man that’s the worst. Especially with kids around the ages you have them.

    Grandma Shame hasn’t been doing so hot and the last time I was with her she was asking the doctor if they could ‘put her down’ lol.. the doctor had to explain that’s only legal for animals in most states.

  49. Michelle B. of Yankee Stadium West April 21st, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Im going to put this here for people who care to read about injuries and how they heal. So that I dont have to read things like “ligaments dont heal” and “it can only get worse”

    Im here to tell you LIGAMENTS CAN HEAL – If they didnt, then everyone who sprained an ankle would need surgery. Ever jam your finger? Yup that usually causes ligament damage, did you have surgery? Nope, probably not. Sprains and strains are tears – tears are graded by degrees 1-3, each degree has a designation. 1st – Micro tear (small or frayed) 2nd – Macro (large tear or fray) 3rd – Complete rupture.

    Without getting into a whole biology lesson – your body goes through 3 stages of healing

    1. Inflammation – lasts up to about 100 hours – This process increases white blood cells (luekocytes) and causes intracelluar swelling – this is the phase we want to stop asap, so we use ICE or various RICE methods. This stage is also important becuase all that new blood helps sweep out all the damaged and old blood.

    once inflammation is slowed we enter into the 2nd stage of healing

    2. remodeling phase – this includes macrophages which clean up the mess and tells your body to send prostoglandin and other materials to start fixing the problem – this can last up to 6 months. It’s a compicated process so i’ll skip the details but google if you want to read about it, it’s very cool that your body can do such things.

    3. healing phase – basically collagen comes to the area and is layed over the tears to create a new surface on the ligament – muscle or other soft tissue. Then we rehab to make it stronger – if it’s a muscle – if it’s a ligament we rehab to make the muscles surrounding it stronger while the ligament itself becomes tighter.

    This is it in a nut shell.

    So class, you see, ligaments can be essentially healed. I’ve personally seen and know about 4 pitchers who had small UCL tears with rest and the right rehab come back to pitch without problems. Now, small sample size, because most doctors push to have the surgery, because most want to get rid of the probelm without waiting around to see if the rehab works. Tommy John surgery has one of the highest sucess rates, slightly below ACL surgeries. Doctors on the other hand wont do that with shoulders – because shoulder surgery has a sucess rate of less than 50% and almost always requires a 2nd surgery.

  50. Shame Spencer April 21st, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Ys Guy April 21st, 2014 at 12:05 pm
    i feel very sorry for you blake. most of us have been there and know how tough that is.

    —————–

    The last dog we had to put down was 17.. long life for beagles. Unfortunately it had to be done on Thanksgiving two years ago. We had literally just said a prayer over the antipast when she collapsed. My brother was inconsolable the entire night. Definitely a downer on a holiday!

  51. Ys Guy April 21st, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    im sorry but why didnt bucholz just go home early last night, like SP’s leaving early for road trips to get a good night’s sleep. and for both bucholz and napoli…why not use a small piece of your millions to get a hotel room?

    stupid is as stupid does.

  52. Shame Spencer April 21st, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Thanks for the background Michelle.

  53. Shame Spencer April 21st, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Ys Guy April 21st, 2014 at 12:16 pm
    im sorry but why didnt bucholz just go home early last night, like SP’s leaving early for road trips to get a good night’s sleep. and for both bucholz and napoli…why not use a small piece of your millions to get a hotel room?

    ——————

    I’m imagining the night playing out like A Night at the Museum or something..

  54. blake April 21st, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Shame,
    It’s tough…..by far the most I’ve ever been attached to a pet

  55. Shame Spencer April 21st, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    @injuryexpert Is WAR/start a valid measure of anything or just a meaningless breakdown that doesn’t show start to start variance?

    Will Carroll doing a bigdan impression!

  56. Shame Spencer April 21st, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    blake – Absolutely.. really hard. I like pets a lot more than people, generally, so I know how you feel. Wishing you and the family the best during a tough time.

    :arrow:

  57. hardwired7 April 21st, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Condolences, Blake. It’s never easy, but it certainly sounds like you had no alternative.

  58. kazania online July 30th, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    You are my breathing in, I have few blogs and very sporadically run out from post :). “Follow your inclinations with due regard to the policeman round the corner.” by W. Somerset Maugham.

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