BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 04: James Pazos #67 of the New York Yankees pitches during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 4, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Orioles won 9-4. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
The Yankees have announced that LHP James Pazos and RHP Nick Rumbelow have been optioned to AAA Scranton. Many fans thought at least one of them would make the opening day roster, which is only nine days away now. With the 1-2-3 punch of Betances, Miller and Chapman, the bullpen was already pretty powerful and spots are limited.
Pazos had an ERA of 1.40 across different levels of the minor leagues last season, and since left handed pitchers are few and far between, we’ll likely see him make a contribution at some point.
Rumbelow had a 4.02 ERA last season and hasn’t showed any signs of consistency thus far.