Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Manny Banuelos Promoted To Triple-A

The New York Yankees are in desperate need of starting pitching, even with the return of Michael Pineda tonight, and they may have a pitcher on the horizon that could help. Manny Banuelos is back for his first season since Tommy John surgery and has been promoted to Triple-A Scranton to pitch with the RailRiders. The 23 year old southpaw has had an up and down season in 2014 but may be ready to finally compete in the Bronx.

Banuelos has a 4.23 ERA this season starting with the Double-A Trenton Thunder and the High A Tampa Yankees and has a 1-3 record. Banuelos has been on a "Joba Rules" esque pitching plan and has seen his innings limit watched closely this season. Manny has gotten better with every start this season and has only allowed more than one run just once in his last four starts. The time may be now for Banuelos.

The Triple-A season has about three weeks left not counting the postseason so Banuelos may be an option for the Yankees when the rosters expand in September. Banuelos would likely be the second of the "Killer B's" in the Yankees bullpen joining Dellin Betances. Stay tuned, the Yankees are finally being aggressive with their prospects and it is definitely a sight for sore eyes.

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