Betances may soon join Yankees

Game 139: Off their feet
Golson, Noesi, Pena and Kontos heading to New York

Via Jack Curry, there’s a chance that Dellin Betances may soon join the Yankees as a September call-up. Brian Cashman told Curry that he wanted to discuss it with Joe Girardi before making the move. Just last week we heard that Betances and Manny Banuelos would not be called up, mostly due to fastball command.

Because he’s already on the 40-man roster, adding Betances to the roster would be a simple call-up without any other maneuvering required. He just pitched last night (5 IP and 101 pitches), so he wouldn’t be a available for a few days anyway. The Yankees called up Andrew Brackman under similar circumstances last year, but he did not pitch. If anything, we’d probably see Betances for an inning or two of mop-up work, nothing too crazy. It would be fun to see him, though.

Game 139: Off their feet
Golson, Noesi, Pena and Kontos heading to New York
  • JobaWockeeZ

    Only in blowouts please but it would be nice seeing him too.

  • wilbo

    would be nice to see him up! also with his string of recent positive outings and being on the 40-man as well, why not call up brackman to get his feet wet?

  • Joseph Cecala

    I would like to see the 3 Bs get a call up to be honest but that is just me being selfish.

  • Pants Lendelton

    He’d probably get a few innings at most.

    I’d like to see Brackman pitch a few innings in blow out situations as well this year.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Sink or swim. Throw him into a high pressure situation right away.

    Worked for Jesus.


    • Truth

      Why not

      • tony74

        let’s stop talking about it & just do it…

  • Cy Pettitte

    I’d like to see Kontos, Brackman and Dellin get some innings.

  • Hardy

    He might be called up next season to start a game. I see no reason why they shouldn’t call him up just to familiarize him with the big league club.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Bases loaded, 2 outs for the Jays vs Papelbon.

    • Xstar7

      Blue Jays win! Walk-off shot by Lawrie!

      • JohnnyC

        Maybe a little premature but this Lawrie looks like Longoria Part Deux.

        • Xstar7

          If you watch his reactions to his first home run and then this one, he’s one crazy SOB.

        • Reggie C.

          The kid is simply a gamer. Such love for the game! – Saltalamacchia

  • Jamey

    I’d love to see him work a couple of innings, even if it goes bad I think it could really jumpstart his 2012 in Scranton.

  • SDM

    This tells me that they are trying to get him as close to his 150 innings as possible so he can have a chance to be the 5th starter next year.

    • Hardy

      The rotation would be:


      I don’t think this is a scenario the Yankees have in mind.

    • Steve S.

      I’ll be shocked if he and Banuelos don’t start next year in AAA. Let them dominate Scranton (or wherever they’re playing next year, maybe SI) before you hand them a MLB job. Too much pressure to win up here, let them develop.

  • Steve S.

    I want to see him come out of the bullpen sneering, snorting and staring the batter down. He wildly throws a fastball that just misses the batter’s nose, another that paints the black, and a wicked curve that puts him away. As the batter turns and walk back to the dugout, the YES cameras pick up the he wet his pants after the first pitch.

    • Rod

      That’s a 1-2 count.

      • Spaceman.Spiff

        The batter swung at the one that just missed his nose out of straight fear.

    • Rod

      That’s only two strikes

  • Gumbs gum

    hope he farts on PEDroia as he K’s his short ass

  • Naved

    Betances and Brackman both should be up here. Both are on the 40 man roster and the Yankees don’t have to make any moves. Just do it.