Mitre back with the Yankees
The Yankees have acquired Sergio Mitre from the Brewers for cash considerations. Buddy Carlyle has been designated for assignment, and Mitre will join the Yankees in time for Thursday’s game against Milwaukee.
Here’s Joe Girardi on how he’ll use Mitre:
“Probably a little bit more of the long man role, in a sense. You could use him for two innings. You could do a lot of different things with Sergio and we did that last year. We had him, we didn’t have a spot for him, he was probably the 13th pitcher coming out of spring training. He helped us last year and the year before, and he’ll be back with us.”
A.J. Burnett’s reaction to Mitre’s return:
“That doesn’t surprise me. Actually, in the dugout yesterday, me and CC (Sabathia) were talking about that: ‘I bet he’s back.’ It just shows you what we think of him, you know? We believe in him.”