Sunday, June 28, 2015

Gregorio Petit Sent Down, Esmil Rogers Called Up, Slade Heathcott Placed on 60-Day DL

Nobody is going to be upset to see Gregorio Petit sent down to the minors, but unfortunately his replacement on the active roster is our buddy Esmil Rogers.

Out of 27 pitchers to have appeared in a MLB game for the Yankees this season, Esmil is tied with a couple others for the 3rd worst fWAR at -0.1. For comparison, Nick Rumbelow has only gotten two outs for the Yankees this season, but his fWAR is actually better at 0.0.

Hopefully Esmil only pitches in games that are way out of hand.

On a side note, I've heard many people say that the Yankees should cut their losses and put Sabathia in the bullpen, and call up Luis Severino to take his place in the rotation. While Luis has done great in six starts for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, throwing to a 1.73 ERA and 0.936 WHIP, I have no problem with him throwing a little more there. In fact, I'm perfectly fine with him starting in AAA for the rest of their season, and then getting in a few relief appearances in MLB before the end of the season.

Although, CC in the bullpen sounds good.

Slade Heathcott was placed on the disabled list on May 29th with a quadricep injury. He had a grade 2 strain, and Joe Girardi believed his stay on the DL would last longer than 15 days. Well, here we are about a month later, and now Heathcott has been moved to the 60-Day DL.

It's been really sad to see what's happened with Slade, as he has plenty of promise but can not stay healthy. He's still only 24, though, so there's time. However, it's getting to a point where we may never see a healthy season out of him.

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