Green pitched three shutout innings in Thursday's loss to the Royals, allowing just one hit while striking out six. The game had mostly been decided when Green entered in the sixth inning and the Yankees down 5-0, but the 25-year-old needed just 34 pitches to complete three extremely effective innings. Although he's currently serving as a long-relief option in the Bronx, the righty was in contention for a rotation spot heading into spring training and has stayed stretched out as a starter in the minors, so outings like Thursday's will keep his name in the mix if the need for another starter arises at any point.
Green was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday. With closer Aroldis Chapman (shoulder) hitting the disabled list and the Yankees set to play a doubleheader Sunday, Green will offer the team some additional depth out of the bullpen for either game. Green, who has made five starts and compiled a 4.73 ERA and 1.64 WHIP over 26.2 innings with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season, is expected to work in long relief while he sticks around with the big club.
Green was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday. Green pitched a scoreless inning in relief in Tuesday's loss to the Reds, striking out two batters in his first appearance with the Yankees this season. The left-hander could be first in line for a promotion back to the big leagues if an opening in the rotation arises, but the Yankees have enjoyed sound health from all five of their starters to this point.
Green was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday. Green was added to provide a much-needed arm out of the bullpen for the Yankees, who depleted their relief corps during Sunday's 18-inning win over the Cubs. The 26-year-old owns a 4.72 ERA with 33 strikeouts through 26.2 innings (five starts) at Triple-A this season. Green will be available as a long-relief option, as he was scheduled to start with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday.
Green seemingly trails Jordan Montgomery in the competition to be the Yankees No. 5 starter, MLB.com's Byran Hoch reports. Montgomery pitches for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, while Green will start on the same day for Double-A Trenton. The Yankees are first expected to summon a fifth starter on April 16.
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