Update: Yankees activate David Phelps


Sunday: Phelps has indeed been activated. He threw a two-inning simulated game on Thursday, so at least he had some kind of tune-up appearance under his belt. Derek Jeter was transferred to the 60-day DL to clear a 40-man roster spot.

Saturday: Via Dan Barbarisi: The Yankees will activate David Phelps off the 60-day DL prior to Saturday’s game to help their, uh, disheveled bullpen. Last week we heard Phelps had just started playing catch and was still a few days away from throwing in the bullpen. He’s been out with two forearm strains since early-July. There is pretty much zero chance Phelps is big league ready. Desperation is a stinky cologne.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. does it smell like the beach?

    • Kosmo says:

      “You know the way you smell when you first come home from the beach? Well, I want to make a cologne that captures the essence of that smell”

  2. Pat D says:

    Always love the Super Troopers references.

  3. Eddard says:

    YES! And here I was just about to declare the season over. BGDP! And boy do we need a big game pitcher for this series.

    • Winter says:

      Big game pitcher or a third forearm strain waiting to happen? Find out…. NEXT on Reliever Parade: NYY Edition

  4. qwerty says:

    Even when yankee pitching prospects make it to the majors they continue to have arm issues.

  5. Dellin Betances says:

    Hey, guyzzzz.

  6. Cuso says:

    Bartolo is a stinky cologne