Yankees call up Jim Miller, send Jose Ramirez to Triple-A


The Yankees have called up right-hander Jim Miller from Triple-A Scranton, the Yankees announced. Righty Jose Ramirez was sent down in a corresponding move. The Yankees needed to add a fresh arm after burning through their bullpen in extra innings last night. CC Sabathia was transferred to the 60-day DL to clear a 40-man roster spot.

Miller, 32, has a 2.85 ERA (3.11 FIP) in 41 Triple-A innings this season. He appeared in one game with the Yankees last September, allowing three runs in 1.1 innings. Ramirez showed a very live arm in his limited time with the team but was erratic, which is not uncommon for young pitchers. Some more time in Triple-A won’t be the end of the world.

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  • The Curse of Eduardo Nunez

    thank goodness, we needed this huge pick up

  • RetroRob

    Ramirez was called up prematurely, although I’m not sure what drove it at the time. He barely was off the DL and hadn’t pitched much in AAA as a reliever.

    He’ll be back.

    Jim Miller? I suspect he will be as bland and as forgettable as his name.

    • vicki

      forgettable? do you not recall his appearance v. the sox last september in relief of huffles?

      yeah, me neither.

      • D$1184

        He was really good in his only full season in the bigs, in 2012, with Oakland: 39 H in 48 2/3 IP. 44 Ks, 27 BB’s.

        • vicki

          5 bb/9 is pretty bad. and 1.11 hr/9 pitching primarily at o.co doesn’t inspire. still, he’s been solid for scranton, and we won’t see him in high leverage anyway. surely.

    • Wolfgang’s Fault

      Hasn’t had great command this year, & may have had a drop in velocity. For the most part, his 2013 w/Scranton was lights out the majority of his appearances and a few very poor bad outings to go along w/them. I suspect he’ll be up for a few days, get a cup of java, & be released. I’ve always liked him though & would like to see him get a fair shot, but clearly time is decidedly not on his side. When he was younger, he had a very live arm. His K rates indicate he still can dial it up at times. Odds are, though, that if you blink, he’ll be gone before you know he was here. I’m a fan, so I’m hoping he can get on a good roll and stick around for a while. I’m rooting for him!

  • Dale Mohorcic

    I don’t understand how the DL works. CC was placed on the 15 day DL on May 11 (or thereabouts), but he just gets transferred to the 60 day DL on July 1?

    • D$1184

      I’m pretty sure all of that time counts towards the 60 days. So, in other words the 42 days or whatever he’s already spent on the DL count towards the 60 days.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Players can be transferred to the 60-day DL at any time.

      I don’t think a player can be put on the 60-day DL unless/until the 40-man roster spot is needed anyways.

  • soxhata

    I thought CC was further along in his rehab.This pushes him to September.Not that I was expecting big things from him,but watching Nuno,Whitley,and Phelps struggle all summer,is making me wish we were sellers.We need too much to make this team interesting.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Time already served on the DL counts towards the 60-days.

      He’ll be eligible to come of the DL around July 11.

      • vicki

        right. they just changed his official status for the 40-man spot.

      • soxhata

        Didn’t even know that.Baseball has quirky rules.

  • JAG

    Anybody else think if they’re adding a non-40-man reliever, it should have been Pat Venditte? If nothing else, to see what they’ve got before he becomes a free agent at the end of the year?

    • Wolfgang’s Fault

      Miller’s a guy who should have gotten a chance, and probably will be picked up by someone if and when they release him (a ringing endorsement, huh?). I’m definitely down w/Venditte getting called up though. Totally wish the kid all the best. Would be amazing if either one or both could impress & stick in the bigs w/the Yankees or otherwise.