The Yankees outrighted Kevin Whelan to Triple-A, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch tweets. Whelan posted a 2.75 ERA with 9.3 K/9 and 2.4 BB/9 in 52 1/3 innings at Triple-A in 2011. The 2005 fourth rounder owns a 3.23 ERA with 11.1 K/9 and 5.0 BB/9 in seven minor league seasons. He was designated for assignment last week.
Although 28 is kind of old for a minor leaguer, I'm happy to see him back. I just don't believe that he'll put up a K/BB ratio of 0.20 for his MLB career (that was what Kevin did in 1.2 innings for the Yanks last season), after having a ratio of 2.20 in the minors. Not to mention 11.1 strikeouts per 9 innings in the minors.