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Yankees preparing Johnny Barbato for potential starting role with Triple-A Scranton

Ah ha! I knew I was on to something. Right-hander Johnny Barbato recently told DJ Eberle the Yankees are preparing him for a potential starting pitcher role with Triple-A Scranton this season. The decision to make him a starter isn’t final yet, but Barbato is getting stretched out and has thrown multiple innings in each appearance this spring. The Yankees optioned Barbato out and...
Via River Avenue Blues
19 hours ago

Yankees recall Johnny Barbato, option Chad Green

According to a statement released by the club on Thursday, the New York Yankees have recalled right-handed pitcher Johnny Barbato from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. In a corresponding roster move, the Yankees have elected to option fellow right-hander Chad Green down to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. It is also worth noting that the Yankees officially demoted Green promptly after...
Via Today's Knuckleball
August 04, 2016

Barbato looks like a keeper, not a shuttle candidate, so far this season

Coming into Spring Training, Johnny Barbato was an afterthought in the competition for an Opening Day bullpen spot. At least I thought so. The Yankees had a ton of bullpen candidates in camp, many of them with big league experience, and I figured they would get first dibs. Instead, Barbato out-pitched them all in camp, and won a spot on the roster. Seven games into the season, Barbato...
Via River Avenue Blues
April 14, 2016

WATCH: Johnny Barbato on his first MLB win

New York Yankees pitcher Johnny Barbato on his first MLB win.
Via YES Network
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Barbato pleased with big league debut

None of the daydreams that Johnny Barbato had about his debut would have involved drilling the first batter with a 94-mph fastball, but other than that, the young right-hander was thrilled to finally set foot on a big league mound.
April 06, 2016

Johnny Barbato: Breaking and Entering

You would think a fractured hand and toe would make opening doors more difficult, however the latest rash of injuries to New York Yankee pitchers, Andrew Miller and Bryan Mitchell, have kicked the bullpen door wide open for right-hander Johnny Barbato. Going into the spring, many rated the Yankees bullpen as possibly the best ever assembled. That was before newly acquired closerÂ...
Via Baseball Essential
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Reliever Barbato earns spot on Yanks' roster

Johnny Barbato is packing his bags for New York, having been informed that he has earned a spot on the Yankees' Opening Day roster, and the right-hander now has a little something extra to bring along on the trip.
March 31, 2016

Padres Trade Relievers With Yankees

A recent lull in Padres-related news almost had me dipping back into the “Letters They Never Received” vault, but AJ Preller and the Padres came through with another trade on Monday afternoon. In a deal with the Yankees, the Padres acquired RHP Shawn Kelley for RHP Johnny Barbato. To clear room on the 40-man roster the Padres also had to DFA another RHP in Keyvius Sampson...
Via Padres Public
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres get RHP Kelley from Yankees for RHP Barbato

  The San Diego Padres have acquired right-handed setup man Shawn Kelley from the New York Yankees for right-handed minor leaguer Johnny Barbato. The Padres made room on the 40-man roster for Kelley by designating right-hander Keyvius Sampson for assignment. Kelley went 3-6 with four saves and a 4.53 ERA in 59 relief appearances in 2014. In five big league seasons with Seattle and...
Via Associated Press
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres acquire Shawn Kelley from Yankees

The San Diego Padres have acquired right-handed reliever Shawn Kelley from the New York Yankees in exchange for minor-league right-handed pitcher Johnny Barbato, according to Robert Murray of MLB Daily Rumors. There is some buzz that the #Yankees just acquired RHP Johnny Barbato from the #Padres. — Robert Murray (@RobertMurrayDR) December 29, 2014 Source: RHP Shawn Kelley traded...
Via Baseball Essential
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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