Justin Wilson will be the Yankees' primary setup man, as Dellin Betances moves to closer. Chris Martin and Chasen Shreve will pitch the seventh inning, per the Journal News. "He will help us probably in the later innings," manager Joe Girardi said of Martin. "If we feel it's a matchup for a right-hander. As we've said all along, our lefties get lefties and righties out, and we'll use that, but at some point he'll be in the back end like he was before."
Yankees pitcher Justin Wilson appears to have wrapped up a bullpen spot. The team and Wilson are pleased with his velocity in spring training. Wilson has consistently thrown 96 MPH and has peaked at 97. "I think my velocity has always been up in the spring, usually kind of lively," Wilson said, per MLB.com. "You get extra days off in the spring, so it's a little bit more controlled. It's nice to be fresh out there for the most part. I've heard it's been up there and it's been kind of normal." Wilson was acquired from the Pirates in an offseason trade. "I'm very excited. A lot of good arms," Wilson said. "It's going to be fun to watch and fun to build off each other and compete with these guys within ourselves, especially against other teams." Wilson is 1-0 with a 2.16 ERA this spring.
Pirates pitcher Justin Wilson was hung with a loss Tuesday, giving up an earned run on two hits while striking out two in one inning in his team's 4-3 defeat against the Phillies. Wilson (3-4) surrendered an infield single, and the runner stole second with two outs after the reliever notched a pair of strikeouts. A single by Maikel Franco brought the decisive run home. Wilson hadn't allowed a run since Aug. 16, but he still owns a 4.23 ERA and 56:29 K:BB ratio in 55 1/3 innings.
Pirates pitcher Justin Wilson was stuck with a walkoff loss Saturday, giving up one hit and one walk in his team's 4-3 defeat against the Nationals. Wilson (3-3) walked the first batter he faced, and the runner moved to second on a wild pitch. The reliever then surrendered a game-ending ground-rule double to right field to the next batter, ending his night without recording an out. Wilson owns a 4.75 ERA and 48:26 K:BB ratio in 47 1/3 innings.
Pirates pitcher Justin Wilson was charged with a loss Wednesday, surrendering two earned runs on two hits and one walk in one inning and striking out one in his team's 7-5 defeat against the Giants. Wilson (3-2) gave up an RBI single in the seventh inning to tie the game before watching the go-ahead run come home on a passed ball. He owns a 4.95 ERA and 41:23 K:BB ratio in 40 innings.