Bryan Mitchell to start for Yankees on Monday

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 24: New York Yankees starting pitcher Bryan Mitchell (55) delivers a pitch during the Spring Training game between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees on February 24, 2017, at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Icon Sportswire)
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The New York Yankees have announced that right-handed pitcher Bryan Mitchell will get the ball for Monday night’s start against the Minnesota Twins.

The Yankees rotation has been in flux coming out of the All-Star break, following the news that right-hander Michael Pineda has a torn UCL and will likely need Tommy John surgery, which would end his 2017 season. On top of that, the team played four games in three days against the Boston Red Sox, including a 16-inning war of attrition that taxed their bullpen.

Mitchell was one of three players the Yankees called up prior to Sunday’s doubleheader against Boston. His start against the Twins on Monday will be his first of the season with New York, where he has already made 12 appearances out of relief this year.

He owns a 1-1 record with a 5.06 ERA and 1.375 WHIP over his first 16 innings of work. He has also earned the second save of his career in his limited time with the Yankees in 2017.

Down at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, all nine of Mitchell’s appearances have come as a starter. He has posted a 2-2 record with a 3.60 ERA, striking out better than a batter per inning and allowing just a single home run in 35 innings of work.

Mitchell has made at least one start for the Yankees each of the previous three seasons, eight in total. He owns a 4.63 career ERA with New York, whom he debuted with in 2014 after he was selected in the 16th round of the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft by the club out of Reidsville, North Carolina.

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