Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Yankees Send Green To Minors; Call Up Sanchez & Tarpley

Chad Green watching Justin Bour round the bases after his grand slam Tuesday night.

After a couple of rough outings that continued the slow start to his season, the Yankees sent reliever Chad Green to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Green gave up a grand slam in the eighth inning to Justin Bour of the Angeles in a 7-5 Yankees win on Tuesday night in Anaheim.

This came two days after Green came on in the eighth inning with the Yankees up 5-0 on Sunday against the Royals at Yankee Stadium, and allowed two hits and a walk without recording an out. This sparked a six-run inning for the Royals. The Yankees came back to win, 7-6, in 10 innings.

In 10 games this season, Green has allowed 14 earned runs and 15 hits, including four home runs, and four walks, with seven strikeouts, with an ERA of 16.43.

The Yankees also activated catcher Gary Sánchez off the 10-day injured list and sent down fellow catcher Kyle Higashioka to Scranton.

Taking Green's place in the bullpen is left-hander Stephen Tarpley, who was called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Tarpley, 26, was the recipient of the 2019 James P. Dawson Award, given annually to the most outstanding Yankees rookie in spring training. He held opponents scoreless in 11.1 innings pitched over 10 spring training appearances (one start), allowing just 6 hits and 1 walk with 8 strikeouts, and was the only Yankee to toss at least 10.0 innings this spring without giving up a run.
The Los Angeles, Calif., native made his Major League debut with the Yankees in 2018, and he did so well in September (9 IP, 3 runs, 6 hits, 6 BB, 13 K) that he earned a spot on the postseason roster.

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