Joba, Mini-Moose up; Clippard, Wright downBy
Lots of prospects on the move yesterday, as Ed Price of The Star-Ledger reported.
The Yanks sent the struggling duo of Chase Wright and Tyler Clippard back down to AA Trenton. Neither had been pitching well at AAA after struggling in the Bronx earlier this season. They’ll both have to overcome a bit of adversity to come back to the Bigs. I think Clippard’s best use right now is a trade chip.
But more important were the call ups. Both Joba Chamberlain and Ian Kennedy, two young hurlers who started the season at A ball, were sent up to Scranton to fill those two roster spots. Are the Yanks eying September call ups for one or both? Will Joba really be tagged for a bullpen spot in the Bronx in a few weeks?
Only time will tell, but this is an exciting time for the two best arms outside of Phil Hughes (and possibly the injured Humberto Sanchez) in the Yankee organization. The right players on the way up.
Meanwhile, in other news, Steven Jackson is headed from AAA to AA, Kevin Whelan from A to AA, and Brett Smith, who’s been pretty decent, is heading to A from AA. Big moves all around.