Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Bryan Mitchell Injury Rehab Update!


Yankees Hurler Bryan Mitchell Set to Make Rehab Start with RiverDogs
North Carolina native returns to Charleston where he pitched during the 2012 season



CHARLESTON, SC– The New York Yankees have announced that RHP Bryan Mitchell will make a rehab start for the Charleston RiverDogs on Monday night against the Rome Braves at 7:05 pm at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.

Mitchell, 25, returns to Charleston after pitching for the RiverDogs in the 2012 season while coming up through the system. The Reidsville, North Carolina native last pitched in 2015 with the Yankees where he made 20 appearances in The Show, compiling a 0-2 record with a 6.37 ERA in 20 relief appearances while striking out 29 and walking 16 across 29.2 innings.Mitchell was placed on the 60-day disabled list by the Yankees on May 14, 2016 with left great toe tear.

The 6’3” righty becomes the first Yankees rehab assignment for Charleston this season, and the first since OF Slade Heathcott made an appearance with the RiverDogs last season.

Originally selected by the Yankees in the 16th round of the 2009 draft out of Rockingham County High School, Mitchell spent five seasons in the minors before making his Big League debut on August 10, 2015, tossing two scoreless innings against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium. In his rookie season, he made three appearances, one of them starts, going 0-1 with a 2.45 ERA.

Mitchell spent the entirety of the 2012 season with the RiverDogs, going 9-11 with a 4.58 ERA in 27 games (26 starts) while racking up 121 strikeouts that ranked third among all Yankees farmhands. The 6’3” righty’s 9.08 strikeout per nine innings average ranked second in the South Atlantic League that season.

With the Big Leaguer bolstering their ranks, the RiverDogs begin the three-game series with the Braves tonight, finishing up their homestandon Wednesday.

Ticket information for the RiverDogs’ homestand can be secured by contacting the box office at (843) 577-DOGS (3647) or online atwww.riverdogs.com. Those that can’t make it to the park can follow every pitch of the RiverDogs season on WTMA 1250 AM and streaming online at riverdogs.com.

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