Sanchez, Pope sent down


Via Bryan Hoch, we learn this afternoon that the Yankees have made two more cuts from the Big League camp. Ryan Pope — 3 G, 3 IP, 1 H, 3 K — has been reassigned to the minor league camp, and Romulo Sanchez — 4 G, 3.2 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 K — has been optioned to AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Despite less than stellar Spring Training numbers, the Yankees will probably give Sanchez some Major League innings at some point this season if and when the bullpen needs some help. Slowly, slowly, the roster is getting whittled down.

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  • Steve H

    What is holding Sanchez back from becoming a legitmate MLB releiver, just command, more experience, both?

    • Templeton “Brendog” Peck


      • Benjamin Kabak

        After looking at him, I’m fairly certain that he’s not missing the donuts.

        • Templeton “Brendog” Peck

          no the donuts are what is holding him back. by thedozen

          • Steve H

            Rich Garces could eat Romulo, and he had a decent couple of years.

    • Accent Shallow

      For a guy with such a supposedly big fastball, he’s never really had great K-rates, nor have his walk rates been especially impressive.

  • matt damon wayans

    All the best relievers, outside of the alpha of course, are big and fat. If not, they are skinny and injured.

  • CS Yankee


    Seems like Pope’s SSS was solid…what level will he likely move to & what does he have in his tool bag (velocity, types of pitches, etc).

    Has he been in the org for a while (age)?

    Possible September callup?

    • Accent Shallow

      here is his baseball-reference page (minors only, obviously).

      Pope was drafted relatively high (3rd round in 2007), but hasn’t particularly impressed. Not that he’s been bad, just hasn’t pitched as well as he could have.

    • Benjamin Kabak

      If he pitches to his potential, he has an outside shot at a September appearance. But he’ll probably go back to AA and get some starts in before moving up to AAA.

    • Jimmy

      Ignorant question. I’ve seen the term “SSS” several times, but I’m not clever enough to guess what it means and can’t decipher it from context. It must have something to do with overall pitching stats.

      Sorry to crash the Mensa picnic.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona