Mitchell (toe) was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday after completing his rehab assignment, Chad Jennings of LoHud.com reports.
The 25-year-old had been on a rehab assignment since early August as he worked his way back from a toe injury that had sidelined him since the end of spring training. He threw 5.0 total innings during his rehab assignment, allowing five earned runs on eight hits while striking out four.
haThe right-hander is yet to pitch this season after sustaining a toe injury near the end of spring training. While he's thrown simulated games, Monday will mark his first live action since 2015, when he appeared in 20 games for the big league club. Mitchell, who posted a 6.37 ERA last season, will likely require several rehab appearances before a potential return to New York, where he'd provide bullpen depth.
Mitchell (toe) is expected to begin a rehab assignment by the end of next week, Newsday reports.
Mitchell has already thrown multiple sim games and is expected to pitch in one or two more, but the next step in his recovery after that would be to set out on a rehab assignment. With the big league club's recent trades of Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller, there would definitely be room in the major league bullpen for the 25-year-old once healthy if the team chooses to go that route.
Mitchell (toe) is scheduled to pitch in a simulated game Saturday, LoHud.com reports.
Mitchell has been sidelined for the entirety of the season thus far after fracturing his toe toward the end of spring training, but manager Joe Girardi indicated the pitcher was rehabbing better than expected. Even still, with just over two months remaining in the regular season, it remains a possibility the 25-year-old doesn't work his way back to major league action until 2017.
Mitchell (toe) is not expected to be a factor for the major league roster this season, the New York Post reports.
Mitchell has been playing catch out of a chair but has yet to progress to throwing off flat ground or in a bullpen session. He was initially expected to be out until around the beginning of August, but manager Joe Girardi indicated he doesn't expect to have the 25-year-old available in the majors at any point this season. Despite that, Mitchell should be able to recover enough from his fractured toe to be able to make a few minor league appearances before the end of the 2016 season.
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