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David Robertson is finally coming back today, but it is at the expense of David Phelps who will be sent to Single-A to be stretched out before returning to the Triple-A rotation, the Yankees announced today.
I’m not a fan of this move. Freddy Garcia has been downright awful for the Yankees this year and should be the one to go. The Yankees are a better team with Phelps on the roster than Garcia, but the reason they are doing it is because this gives them an extra option.
The Yankees have demoted Phelps, he can’t help the big league team now, but he could later in the event of an injury. If Garcia was cut instead, the minor leagues are not an option and he would be released and the Yankees would be on the hook for the remainder of his $4 million contract.
There is one benefit from this though besides just having more options in the event of injuries and that is having Phelps return to the rotation. It’s the minor league rotation, but he’s still getting stretched out again. This ensures that if there is an injury to the rotation it would be Phelps and not Garcia who is the first option. So in a way, even though Phelps is getting demoted now, he’s moving up on the depth chart.
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