Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Savior Returns

As per MLB Trade Rumors:
Sergio Mitre is heading back to the Bronx. The Yankees acquired the right-hander from the Brewers for cash considerations, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (on Twitter). Milwaukee designated Mitre for assignment Monday and he has since drawn interest from other teams.

Mitre, 30, has posted a 3.27 ERA in 33 innings since Milwaukee acquired him from the Yankees for Chris Dickerson in March. The right-hander has a 14K/10BB ratio with a typically high 50.9% ground ball rate in his return to the National League.
There's really no risk here, and the reward ... well ... it's pretty minimal too. Mitre doesn't offer much outside of the realm of low-leverage innings and spot starts, but some additional depth is certainly welcome.

In a corresponding move, the Yankees DFA'd Buddy Carlyle - we hardly knew ye.

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