Update: Marshall will be with Yankees during Monday’s doubleheader

Yankees place Eduardo Nunez on the DL, call up Alberto Gonzalez
Game 36: Royal Sweep

1:37pm: It sounds like Marshall will hang out at the team hotel in case they Yankees need to add a pitcher between doubleheader games, meaning he won’t necessarily be activated. Corban Joseph is expected to be the 26th man instead.

12:44pm: According to Ty Hensley’s mother, right-hander Brett Marshall will join the Yankees as the 26th man for tomorrow’s doubleheader. Joe Girardi confirmed David Phelps will start the first game, but CC Sabathia will not be brought back on short rest for the nightcap. Ivan Nova has also been ruled out for the start as well.

Marshall, 23, has pitched to a 4.60 ERA (4.19 FIP) in 31.1 innings for Triple-A Scranton this year. He’s had some series walk problems (6.03 BB/9 and 14.8 BB%), however. It’s unclear if he will start the second game tomorrow or simply be available out of the bullpen. I guess that depends on whether Adam Warren and/or Vidal Nuno are used today. I ranked Marshall as the 13th best prospect in the organization before the season. By rule, as the 26th man, he has to be sent back to Triple-A immediately following the doubleheader.

Yankees place Eduardo Nunez on the DL, call up Alberto Gonzalez
Game 36: Royal Sweep
  • nycsportzfan

    How many pitches did CC throw against Colorado? I figured it wasen’t that many, because of the rain delays, so he could pitch tommorows 2nd game. I guess i was wrong. I’d prefer to see Nuno get the start over Marshall, because Nuno has earned his chance..

    • jjyank

      Well it is still only mid-May and CC did have elbow surgery in the offseason. They probably just don’t want to push him too hard.

      • nycsportzfan

        Ya, i guess so. I didn’t think much about pushing em, because i thought he didn’t pitch that much against Colorado, but i also didn’t look up his pitch count. Maybe he threw more pitches then i assumed?

        Either way, i hope they go with Nuno tommorow.. I’d like to see if he can give us a jolt, and i like having another lefty on the team..

        • jjyank

          I don’t have time to try to find what his pitch count was, but he pitched 4 innings. Not a lot, but that likely puts him in the 50-75 range or so. I’m sure if this was a tight division race in September, they’d give him the ball. I think they’re making the right call not to push him too hard this early in the season.

          • The Real Me

            It was 51, I’m pretty sure. Hes was just starting to look comfortable when the rains came in. Probably could have gone 8 and not given up any more runs. (I got some nice pics of him before the rains came, but his ABs didn’t look anywhere near as good as I was hoping for.)

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      There’s no real advantage to having CC pitch the second game, they’d just need the extra starter on Tuesday instead, and wouldn’t have the benefit of the extra roster spot on that day.

  • Bavarian Yankee

    about that 26th man: do the clubs need to use an option to send the player back down or is there an exception because of the 26th man rule?

    • Joe

      I could be wrong, but being on the 40an and in the minors means he has already been optioned.

      • JohnnyC

        Joe is correct. Marshall would have 2 more option years left.

  • crawdaddy

    How come the pitcher that started on Wednesday can’t pitch on Monday?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      He is.

  • crawdaddy

    So Phelps, who pitched on Wednesday pitches one game on Monday and Marshall starts the other game on Monday. That leaves CC to start on Tuesday.

  • DJ

    Why would anyone even want CC pitching on Monday anyway? Just because the Indians are a team with a lot of left handed hitters is not a good enough reason. The Yankees would still have to find someone to pitch Tuesday if CC started Monday. I’d say CC’s a pretty important part of this team. No need to switch his days here.

    • RetroRob

      A lot of fans (probably most) only look at the immediate. Like all of us, I have my beliefs on what are Girardi’s strengths and weaknesses. One of his strengths is managing the overall roster, especially the pitchers and bullpen, keeping them fresh. No reason to have CC going on three-days rest, especially as he’s coming off off-season surgery and has been showing reduced velocity. Keep him on rotation.

  • RetroRob

    Ty Hensley’s Mom: news source!

    The link is actually dead. I was concerned Ty might have asked her to shut the account down, or delete the tweet, if she was releasing too much info. She did delete it, but reposted it. Seems to have been a accident.

  • Preston

    Marshall hasn’t been particularly good this season. I would rather seen Warren or Nuno get the start. I still have high hopes for Marshall but it’s obvious he needs more work in AAA right now.