Cashman confirms Vicente Campos could be added to 40-man roster after the season

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According to Joel Sherman, Brian Cashman confirmed right-hander Vicente Campos could again be added to the 40-man roster after the season as long as he holds up physically. Campos had Tommy John surgery last spring. He has been pitching in minor league games for a few weeks now.

Campos, 22, was the other player the Yankees acquired in the Michael PinedaJesus Montero trade, back when he used to go by Jose Campos. He had a 3.55 ERA (3.23 FIP) with a 22.3% strikeout rate and a 5.2% walk rate in 111.2 innings with Low-A Charleston from 2012-13 before blowing out his elbow last year. Campos missed time in 2012 with elbow problems as well.

So far this season Campos has a 6.04 ERA (2.85 FIP) with 25 strikeouts and five walks in 25.1 inning split between High-A Tampa and the Rookie Gulf Cost League. He’s had his ups (nine strikeouts in five scoreless innings on June 27th) and downs (eight runs in 1.2 innings on July 8th), which is not uncommon after elbow reconstruction. It’s also his first stint at High-A.

Campos was a highly touted prospect back in the day — I had him as the team’s fifth best prospect prior to the 2012 season — thanks to his mid-90s fastball, good command, and promising secondary stuff. Obviously he’s fallen off the map since then, though Cashman says Campos is sitting in the low-90s now and touching the mid-90s. All the lost development time (only 137 innings from 2012-15) could mean his future lies in the bullpen.

The Yankees added Campos to the 40-man roster in November 2013 to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft. They non-tendered him last offseason to get him off the 40-man roster then re-signed him to a minor league deal. Campos has two minor league options left (by my unofficial count) and can become a minor league free agent after the season if he’s not added to the 40-man.

I’m not sure whether using a 40-man spot on a potential reliever yet to pitch above High-A is a smart move, but it might be the only way the Yankees can keep Campos in the organization. Another club might be willing to give him a 40-man roster spot should he become a free agent.

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  • dave_8

    plenty of room on that 40-man in the off-season. I’d carry him over a few relievers on there now.

  • Still Stucky

    After careful thought and deliberation I have absolutely no opinion on this.

  • Dellin Beteddardnces

    Don’t give a damn. Get Refsnyder back on the 25 man.

  • blake

    Campos is vital to furthering the case of winning the Montero trade …

    • Still Stucky

      The case file has been closed for some time now.

      The word you’re looking for is superfluous.

      • blake

        ..

        • Still Stucky

          NEED. NEW. JOKE.

          • blake

            NEED. QUICKER. STUCKIES

      • Preston

        It won’t be a win until we sign Montero as a minor league FA after the 2017 season and he wins the starting DH job by transforming as a hitter the way Joey Bats did.

        • blake

          Pineda starts, Montero hits the go ahead homer, campos closes…..and Noesi (who has become a scout ) signs the next Mike Trout for the Yankeee. In your face Jack Z

  • 7Heaven

    Lineup for Railriders tonight.

    Gamel 8
    Pirela 9
    Flores 7
    Refsnyder 4
    Bird DH
    Figueroa 6
    Roller 3
    Petit 5
    Graterol 2
    Davies 1

    • blake

      No Judge!!! He must be getting traded……or something

      • Still Stucky

        This is one of your three categories of jokes, right?

        • blake

          Sigh

          • Still Stucky

            If he were a Red Sox prospect he’d be traded for Trout straight up, right?

            I believe I successfully reversed engineered the second of your three joke structures, correct?

            • blake

              No way….Sox prospects are too valuable to trade for someone that’s already 23. You’re not good at this

        • Rick

          I’m stucky on band aid brands, because band aid stucky on me

          • blake

            stucky brand band aids….will never ever fall off or go away ever

            • Still Stucky

              Oh you know that’s not true. In under and hour you won’t see me for several more weeks (at least) as I gladly leave you all to resume the longest running forum thread that never changes – the LoHud-then-RAB game thread(s).

              Watch people post “game over” after its 2-0 in the second.

              Thrill to seeing people put exclamation points after a player’s name when they pick up an RBI! as in “Gardy!!!!”

              Witness the self-satisfied swooning over Arod’s next double.

              With all that to look forward to, you hardly need me.

            • MG2015

              or pay off lost wagers, right?

      • LazerTown

        For Brandon Phillips.

      • Tom

        Judge and Sanchez for Cueto and Phillips

      • Some Asshole

        40 clams on “or something.”

        /nervous gambler muscle tic

      • disqus_8E66WIUyso

        Cashman says he is slightly injured. That’s Yankee speak for ‘shutting down judge for the year-.

        • Still Stucky

          Cool, it’s almost August. protect him.

      • Dalek Jeter

        He’s been sitting a lot recently?

        • Still Stucky

          4th game in a row. Cashman said he’s banged up. The tin foil hat crowd is having a lodge meeting.

          • Dalek Jeter

            Idk what you mean, it’s obvious he’s either being traded or needs THE SURGERY

            • blake

              Surgeries ….more is better

              • MG2015

                we already went through that-TJS today, microfracture Wednesday, rotator cuff on Thursday, Friday day off, kidney transplant Saturday, back on the field next week.

      • I am Brett Godner’s Shoes

        And Trout is out of the line up tonight too. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

    • https://youtu.be/alYXF7a9N3U Memory Bread

      Sounds like a certain prospect is doing some extended work behind the scenes since said prospect is getting exposed at AAA.

      Let him work with Denbo/Rawson/Thames/Reggie Jackson whom ever … cause it’s only gonna get worse at the major league level against pitchers with better off speed and breaking stuff.

      • Still Stucky

        The Truth Is Out There

        • https://youtu.be/alYXF7a9N3U Memory Bread

          Breaking pitches on the outer half of the plate …SSDD.

      • Tom

        It’s not like that certain prospect is hitting below .200 in AAA.

        • https://youtu.be/alYXF7a9N3U Memory Bread

          We could agree that he’s the biggest long term high impact position player (with no defensive questions) since Soriano amirite?

          So they better be right on him once he does get called up

          • Tom

            I didn’t expect them to call him up this year anyway.

            • https://youtu.be/alYXF7a9N3U Memory Bread

              Tell that to some of the posters here
              Judge needs a few hundred more at bats (300-400) in AAA

              • Tom

                That doesn’t mean he isn’t a little banged up and needs time off.

          • Still Stucky

            I’m not smart enough to know what this even means much less what your point is.

            • https://youtu.be/alYXF7a9N3U Memory Bread

              My point is that for once they’re the roving instructors are working with him behind the scenes ironing out any kinks in his game before he returns to daily game action.

              • Still Stucky

                You think by giving a prospect 4 days off and some extra BP they’ll instantly significantly improve his pitch recognition??

                If only it were that easy.

    • Still Stucky

      Pirela V The Outfield Wall: The Sequel

      • Dalek Jeter

        Only RF this time.

        • Still Stucky

          That just puts right field foul territory in play… twice the danger.

      • MG2015

        the outfield wall just went on strike…

  • LazerTown

    He will always be Jose to me.

  • just_add_bacon7

    Have him change his name back to Jose Campos. Let’s regain some of that luster.

  • Some Asshole

    Something something no 40-man roster crunch something hubris.

    /lazy and uninspired BigDan’d

    • blake

      Don’t mock the man who predicted Jose Campos would become Vincente Campos like 10 years ago

      • MG2015

        If he fails as Vincente Campos he could just become Roberto Campos Hernandez, it sort of worked for Fausto Carmona

        • Still Stucky

          He should just rename himself Jesus Montero. The fabric of the universe would be repaired.

          • MG2015

            I kind of feel bad for Montero, he’s obviously worked his butt off and lost all the weight, looked pretty good at the plate on Sunday, and gets optioned the next day…

        • blake

          True….we will have to ask grande if that’s in the future

          • MG2015

            He can keep changing his name until something works, he was essentially traded for future HOFamer Hector Noesi

          • Michael Borelli

            Vincente Campos Mellencamp

    • ropeadope1

      Check espn mail for deal of century.

      • Some Asshole

        Ooh, a deal! I wonder which century. I hope it’s the thirteenth. Genghis Khan would be a badass at second base.

        In other words, I’ll take a look.

        • ropeadope1

          I always preferred Chaka Khan (20th century Rufus).

          • Some Asshole

            I’m pretty partial to Khan Noonien Singh.

            • ropeadope1

              He’s got nothing on Kublai Khan.

  • levendis

    interesting that they have him starting games atm though.

    • https://youtu.be/alYXF7a9N3U Memory Bread

      Gotta stretch him out

    • LazerTown

      Best long term if he can start, and he is going to get the most innings as a starter. Can always move him to the pen later on.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Just because he’s still starting doesn’t mean much. There was talk of Betances and Ramirez moving to the pen for years before either happened. Keep him starting until he absolutely proves he can’t do it, then move him to the pen if you need to.

  • MG2015

    Cashman failed

  • 7Heaven

    From the Railriders website.

    COLE HEARTED: With a single last night, Cole Figueroa became the IL’s fourth man to reach the century mark in base hits this season. He has hit safely in 16 of his last 17 Triple-A games played including multiple hits in 13 of those contests. Since an 0-for-3 effort at Norfolk on May 11 dipped his average to .184, he has slashed .390/.433/.519/.952 with those numbers ranking 1st/2nd/4th/4th in the IL. On the season, he checks in among the IL’s best in batting average (3rd, .325), hits (4th, 100) and plate appearance:strikeout ratio (1st, 20.2:1).

    • MG2015

      the Cole Figueroa era ended way too soon, he could have been a great pickup and been the primary piece of a trade for David Price next week.

      • W.B. Mason Williams

        Not a chance he’s the centerpiece. He’s having a nice MiL season, but that alone does not a prospect make.

  • Tar

    “Campos has two minor league options left (by my unofficial count)”

    It’s probably just as accurate as Cashman’s official count anyway.

    #Dellinsscrewup

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Cashman is trolling me hardcore here.

  • RetroRob

    We can’t get an update from the Yankees on Ian Clarkin in season, but we can get an update on someone who “might” be added to the 40 man roster after the season?