Schmidt was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Schmidt was called up for his first start of the season Sunday against the Mets and pitched poorly, allowing five runs (two earned) on seven hits and three walks in 4.1 innings of work. He'll return to the minors while waiting for his next chance but didn't do much to encourage the Yankees to give him another one any time soon.

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