Abreu was optioned to the Yankees' alternate training site Saturday.
Abreu hasn't seen much action out of the Yankees' bullpen this season as he struggled during two appearances. He'll presumably get more consistent work at alternate camp and could return to the majors in a low-leverage capacity later in the season. Gleyber Torres (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.
Abreu was recalled from the alternate training site after Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Mets, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Abreu was optioned to the alternate site earlier in the week but will rejoin the Yankees for Sunday's nightcap. The 24-year-old has made one appearance in the majors and allowed two runs on three hits with two strikeouts and two walks over 1.1 innings.
Abreu was optioned to the alternate training site after Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Braves.
The right-hander served as the 29th man for the doubleheader but didn't pitch in either contest. Abreu has made one appearance this season and gave up two runs on three hits with a 2:2 K:BB over 1.1 innings.
The Yankees recalled Abreu from their taxi squad to serve as their 29th man for Wednesday's doubleheader with the Braves.
Abreu's lone appearance with the big club came back on Aug. 8, when he was also serving as the 29th man for a twin bill with the Rays. He'll give the Yankees some length out of the bullpen, but don't expect him to be used Wednesday outside of a mop-up situation.
Abreu was appointed as the Yankees' 29th man for Saturday's doubleheader.
Abreu was on the taxi squad for the weekend series, and he'll step in to fill a bullpen role for the twin bill Saturday after Nick Tropeano was designated for assignment. If Abreu makes a relief appearance, it will be his major-league debut. While he won't be on the active roster past Saturday for the time being, the right-hander could join the bullpen on a more regular basis at some point this year.
Abreu is traveling with the Yankees as part of their taxi squad for the team's upcoming series against Tampa Bay, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Abreu has been working out at the team's alternate training site. He is one of two relievers selected for the taxi squad, which increased from three to five players Thursday. The 24-year-old has yet to pitch above the Triple-A level, but he stands a reasonable chance of making his big-league debut at some point this season.
Abreu has been optioned to the Yankees' alternate training site.
As expected, Abreu will not break camp with the big-league club, though he should continue to develop as part of the team's satellite squad. The right-hander could be called over to the big-league club at some point this season if the need for a bullpen arm arises.
Abreu has been included on the Yankees' summer camp roster.
Though Abreu is on the team's 40-man roster, he was not expected to break camp with the club under a normal-season scenario. The right-hander is unlikely to log significant playing time this season given the fact that he has yet to pitch above the Double-A level.
Abreu could potentially be part of the Yankees' expanded roster should a 2020 season take place, Greg Johnson of The Trentonian reports.
While it is unlikely that Abreu would make the big-league roster to begin the campaign, he could be placed on the taxi squad, allowing the Yankees to call him up if the need for a bullpen arm emerges. Abreu has the arsenal to start, but command and control issues have led to speculation that he may be best suited to a relief role. That plan was briefly tested last season when the right-hander was transitioned to the bullpen for his final three appearances.
Abreu averaged "about 98 mph" on his fastball in Grapefruit League play, Yankees vice president of baseball operations Tim Naehring stated in an interview with Meredith Marakovits of the YES Network on Wednesday.
In addition to the impressive fastball velocity, Abreu displayed a plus curveball and changeup, accoring to Naehring. The 24-year-old has posted solid strikeout numbers in the minors but has often struggled with his command as evidenced by a 91:53 K:BB over 96.2 innings at the Double-A level last season. Abreu will return to Trenton to begin the 2020 campaign after allowing three earned runs and posting a 4:2 K:BB over five Grapefruit League innings this spring.
Abreu was optioned to Double-A Trenton on Monday.
Abreu made three Grapefruit League appearances, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out four in four innings. He'll return to Trenton, where he posted a 4.28 ERA in 23 games -- including 20 starts -- in 2019.
Abreu (shoulder) was reinstated from the 7-day injured list Tuesday.
Abreu landed on the MiLB injured list near the end of July due to a shoulder issue, but he's since returned to health and will be ready for action with Double-A Trenton moving forward. He owns a 3.81 ERA with 77 strikeouts over 82.2 innings this season with the Thunder.
Abreu is slated to undergo an MRI on Wednesday after exiting his start for Double-A Trenton a night earlier with right biceps soreness, John Healy of SNY.tv reports.
The 23-year-old's fastball was reportedly clocked at just 89 miles per hour on his final pitch of the outing before he was pulled from the contest. The MRI should shed more light on the extent of Abreu's injury, but there's a good chance that he'll at least be shut down for at least a week in a best-case scenario. Over 82.2 innings at Trenton this season, Abreu has posted a 3.81 ERA and 1.62 WHIP.
Abreu was lifted from Tuesday's start at Double-A Trenton due to an apparent shoulder injury, Greg Johnson of the Trentonian reports.
Abreu threw 20 pitches before being removed from the contest. The extent of the injury is unknown at this time, so he'll be considered day-to-day until further notice.
Abreu was optioned to Double-A Trenton on Sunday.
Abreu missed the start of last season after undergoing an appendectomy and posted a 4.16 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 65:29 K:BB in 13 starts at High-A Tampa. The 23-year-old finished the year with one start at Trenton and returns to the Thunder to begin the 2019 season.
Abreu (appendix) is expected to pitch in simulated games soon, Dan Martin of the New York Post reports.
The 22-year-old has been sidelined since undergoing an appendectomy in February. Abreu will likely need a few rehab starts to build back up to a starter's workload, so it seems like he's still a few weeks away from a full return to action.
Abreu (appendix) will open the season on the disabled list at High-A Tampa, MLB.com's Jim Callis reports.
He had an appendectomy in February, and the recovery time on that surgery typically isn't more than several weeks, so it's a bit of a surprise that he won't be ready to go for the start of the season. Abreu only logged 53.1 innings last season, plus a stint in the Arizona Fall League, so the Yankees may simply be holding him out because he wasn't going to be able to log a full season this year anyway. Once healthy, Abreu should have no problem mowing down High-A hitters (he has 46 innings under his belt at that level) and forcing a promotion to Double-A.
Abreu underwent surgery on his appendix Wednesday, which will likely keep him sidelined for the next few weeks, Brendan Kuty of NJ.com reports.
The team hasn't released a timetable for the right-hander at this point in time but it's highly unlikely that he will still be on the shelf by early March. Abreu is one of the top prospects in the Yankees' system and was added to the 40-man roster in November to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. He has a good chance of beginning the 2018 campaign in Double-A Trenton but with spring training beginning Tuesday for pitchers and catchers, he will miss a little time in that regard. Expect an update on his status in the near future.
Abreu was added to the 40-man roster Monday.
By adding Abreu to the 40-man roster, the Yankees will protect him from the Rule 5 draft. Abreu, who's just 22 years old and has a fastball that can hit 100 miles per hour, dealt with a shoulder injury during the 2017 season. However, he still reached High-A Tampa, where he posted a 4.19 ERA and 1.41 WHIP over nine games (34.1 innings).
Abreu (shoulder) will return from his rehab assignment and start Sunday's game for High-A Tampa, Nick Flammia, the play-by-play announcer for the Tampa Yankees, reports.
Abreu, who has been rehabbing in the Gulf Coast League, struck out six over three shutout innings in his last rehab start. He has explosive stuff and was touching triple digits with his fastball earlier this year. If he can stay healthy, he has a high ceiling as a starter and a high floor as a shutdown reliever.
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