Yankees send Bryan Mitchell back to Double-A

Fan Confidence Poll: April 21st, 2014
Replacing Ivan Nova, both now and later

As expected, the Yankees have sent right-hander Bryan Mitchell back to Double-A Trenton, the team announced. The move clears a roster spot for David Robertson, who will be activated off the 15-day DL prior to tomorrow night’s series opener against the Red Sox. Mitchell did not pitch during his one day in the show and was only up as an emergency long man.

Fan Confidence Poll: April 21st, 2014
Replacing Ivan Nova, both now and later
  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    Wayne doesn’t believe you.

  • 28 this year

    Well he gets a nice day of pay and a little birthday present. No harm done.

  • CS Yankee

    One day of MLB salary…$3,086
    One day of MLB per diem…$200
    One plane tix to TB & back…$1,000
    Missing one MiLB start…no big deal
    Hanging out with Jete and the boys in the pen…priceless!

    • Jorge Steinbrenner


      Too bad it all happened at the Trop.

      • I’m One

        Yeah, but at least there’s no state income tax in FL.

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          Wasn’t enough to keep me there. :)

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      He’ll actually get a $40K raise for spending 1 day in the majors.


      • Ed

        Huh, never knew that rule before. That’s pretty sweet. I was always under the impression that the guys on split major/minor league contract made about $50k while in the minors.

    • Thomas

      Technically, he only got $2732, since a player’s salary is paid on a per day basis, not a per game basis ($500,000 salary spread over 183 days in the season, not 162 games). Still a nice chunk of change though.

      • 28 this year

        He might also get paid for today if the roster move isn’t technically made until tomorrow when Robertson is activated.

    • nycsportzfan

      He made over 3 g’s for the one day? Holy shit.

  • TWTR

    He’s another candidate to become a member of the rotation if Nuno doesn’t work out.

    • nycsportzfan

      I doubt it. At some point, they should take him off the 40man roster. Hes not even good enough to make it to Scranton, let alone, help the big club. I don’t even think hes worth protecting at this point.