Just over a week ago, the Yankees were fully stocked with starting pitching depth.
However, after a flurry of trades ahead of schedule this past Tuesday, that depth becomes more difficult as the Yankees head into the final two months of the season.
Outside surprisingly traded Jordan Montgomery for injured midfielder Harrison Bader (The Yankees will face Montgomery with the Cardinals on Saturday), general manager Brian Cashman handled JP Sears, Ken Waldichuk, Hayden Wesneski and Luis Medina in deals for right-hand man Frankie Montas and painkillers Lou Trivino and Scott Effross. The Yankees also transferred Luis Severino to the 60-day injury list, make him unhappydelayed his return until mid-September.
Instead of Montas taking over Domingo German’s rotation, he will replace Montgomery. That leaves Clarke Schmidt, who recently returned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to build back up as a starter, as the Yankees’ only real defense should an injury occur in the rotation. their.
“Certainly, especially removing Monty from our team, that’s going to dig into our depth a little bit,” said manager Aaron Boone. “But we were able to add Frankie Montas, which was pretty good. Clarke will try to stretch it out a bit to give us some more depth. We feel good about where Sevy is in the end. We are definitely a little thinner based on [Tuesday’s] move, but hopefully if we stay healthy we feel like we’ll be in a really good position going down and what we hope is into the knockouts and beyond. ”
Rotating at SWB currently includes Schmidt, Jhony Brito, Ryan Weber and Matt Krook. There is also former top prospect Deivi Garcia, but he is currently at Double-A Somerset after returning from a two-month break on the injury list. That doubles as an opportunity to work on his field after a bad start to the year at SWB.
Trivino started his Yankees tenure with a perfect opening game on Tuesday and Wednesday, combined with a 1²/₃ turn against the Mariners. The Right Man hopes that a change of circumstances, and a little more luck, can help improve the career-high 6.47 ERA he has posted in 39 games this season with the Athletics.
Opponents had an average score of 0.451 on the ball (BABIP) against Trivino, suggesting he was out of luck and could see some improvement in the future.
“I feel for the most part it’s weak contact and sometimes baseball is just a very cruel game,” said Trivino. “But I feel really good and I feel like I can contribute to this team… It’s great to get a new set of eyes. I’m happy to see what they have [in store] for me.”
Jose Trevino was named the winner of the Yankees Heart and Hustle Award, as voted for by the MLB Player Alumni Association. The award honors a player on each team “who demonstrates a passion for the game of baseball and best embodies the values, spirit, and traditions of the game.”
Stephen Ridings, who joined IL from spring training with a right shoulder injury, threw his “first official rolling hit” [session]“Thursday, he tweeted.