Cortes was traded from the Yankees to the Mariners on Monday in exchange for international bonus pool money, Buster Olney of ESPN reports.
Cortes was available cheap after being designated for assignment Wednesday. He's yet to show much in 71.1 major-league innings, struggling to a 5.80 ERA.
Cortes was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Wednesday.
Cortes appeared in 33 games for the Yankees in 2019 and had a 5.67 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 69:28 K:BB across 66.2 innings. The 24-year-old looked better at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with a 3.86 ERA and 1.02 WHIP over 39.2 innings, and he could return there if he goes unclaimed on waivers.
Cortes did not factor into the decision against Detroit on Tuesday, pitching 2.1 innings and giving up four runs (two earned) on six hits and one walk while striking out two.
Cortes was used as the opening pitcher for the first time in his career and had a difficult time making the adjustment, allowing six singles and a walk while needing 46 pitches to get through 2.1 frames. The 24-year-old has not hurled a scoreless outing since Aug. 23, allowing 10 earned runs in 8.2 innings over his last five games.
Cortes will open Tuesday's game against the Tigers, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Cortes is expected to toss the first inning or two before handing the ball to a primary pitcher, likely Luis Cessa. Cortes has surrendered at least one run in each of his last four appearances, so he'll aim to get back on track with a scoreless outing Tuesday.
Cortes (5-0) was the pitcher of record in Tuesday's 9-4 win over the Orioles after striking out one and working around a base hit and a walk in 2.1 scoreless innings of relief.
Since CC Sabathia's knee injury left the Yankees without a fifth starter, manager Aaron Boone elected to treat Tuesday's contest as a true bullpen game. All four pitchers used recorded between six and eight outs, with the official scorers electing to credit Cortes with the win since he outperformed the two pitchers who worked ahead of him (Jonathan Holder and Stephen Tarpley). Unless he's used heavily in relief the next four days, Cortes will likely be involved in another bullpen game when the fifth spot in the rotation comes up again Sunday in Toronto.
Nestor Cortes (4-0) picked up the victory Wednesday after holding the Twins to one run on three hits and two walks with one strikeout over 3.1 innings.
After getting recalled by the Yankees on Wednesday, Cortes got right to work, replacing starter J.A. Happ with one out in the fourth inning. The left-hander allowed one of Happ's batters to score on a sacrifice fly, then fanned Jorge Polanco to end the inning. Otherwise, Cortes held the Twins to a solo home run by Nelson Cruz in the fifth. Cortes has moved between Triple-A and the big leagues this season, putting together a 4.20 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 39:14 K:BB over 15 appearances with the Yankees.
Cortes was recalled by the Yankees on Wednesday.
Cortes has split time between Triple-A and the big leagues this season, recording a decent 4.34 ERA in 37.1 innings for the Yankees. Jonathan Holder was optioned in a corresponding move.
Cortes was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Rays, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
Cortes surrendered one run on two hits and three walks while striking out two over 3.1 frames in the nightcap. The Yankees will likely call up a fresh arm in his place, though a corresponding move has yet to be made.
The Yankees recalled Cortes from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday.
Cortes will be able to return to the big leagues just three days after being optioned since his promotion corresponds with first baseman Luke Voit's (abdomen) placement on the 10-day injured list. As was the case in his earlier stints with the Yankees, Cortes is expected to serve as a long man out of the bullpen. All but one of his nine appearances with the big club this season have consisted of multiple innings, with Cortes posting a 5.22 ERA and 31:6 K:BB across 29.1 frames.
Cortes was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Cortes was tagged for 11 earned runs over his last 15.1 innings coming off Saturday's contest in London, where he got lit up for five earned runs in three innings, prompting the Yankees to send him back to the RailRiders after the game. Per Hoch, Chance Adams is with the club as an extra player and can be added to the roster before Sunday's game.
Cortes (3-0) earned the win Tuesday versus the Blue Jays after giving up two runs on four hits across 4.1 innings. He had five strikeouts and zero walks.
Cortes followed opener Chad Green and fired four scoreless frames before faltering in the sixth with two runs allowed on three hits. It was still a solid performance for the 24-year-old, who has a 4.10 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 28:6 K:BB over 26.1 innings. According to Lindsey Adler of The Athletic, the Yankees may use an opener for Sunday's game against the Red Sox in London, and Cortes would be a logical candidate to help cover those innings.
Cortes was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday.
Cortes had only just been sent down Thursday but will return with Cameron Maybin (calf) heading to the injured list. Cortes owns a respectable 4.09 ERA in 22 innings of work for the Yankees this season, striking out 25.0 percent of opposing batters while walking 6.5 percent.
Cortes was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following Thursday's game against the Astros.
Cortes picked up the victory in Thursday's contest, but the Yankees have sent him to the minor leagues to make room for the return of Aaron Judge (oblique) from the injured list. Cortes owns a 4.09 ERA and 1.27 WHIP with 23 strikeouts over 22 innings this season in the big leagues.
Cortes (2-0) allowed two earned runs on three hits and a walk while striking out one across three innings to earn the win Thursday against the Astros.
Cortes got plenty of run support to earn his second big-league win. He entered the contest following two scoreless innings from Chad Green and remained unscathed through 2.2 innings until surrendering back-to-back homers to Jake Marisnick and Alex Bregman to tarnish his outing. Still, Cortes has displayed decent skills, posting a 4.09 ERA and 1.27 WHIP with a 23:6 K:BB across 22 innings for the season.
Cortes (1-0) earned the win Saturday versus the White Sox by allowing two runs on six hits over five innings. He struck out seven and walked none.
Cortes followed opener Chad Green and didn't allow an extra-base hit to the White Sox. The 24-year-old gave up three runs in both of his first two outings this season but has now fired 13 straight scoreless innings over his last four appearances.
Cortes was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday.
Kendrys Morales (calf) was sent to the injured list in a corresponding move, allowing Cortes to rejoin the Yankees just three days after being optioned to Triple-A. The right-hander has made five appearances out of the bullpen for the Yankees this season, compiling a 3.86 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 15:5 K:BB in 14 innings of work.
Cortes was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday.
Cortes spent just two days on the big-league roster, throwing three scoreless innings in his lone appearance. He'll make way for Masahiro Tanaka, who returns from the paternity list to start Monday against the Mets.
Cortes didn't factor into the decision as he struck out two through three scoreless innings of relief work against the Indians on Sunday.
Cortes entered the game after Chad Green delivered two scoreless innings as an opener and came through with three scoreless innings of his own. While he has worked as a starter in the minors this season, he has yet to make a start in the majors. Cortes has a 3.86 ERA through 14 innings.
Cortes was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday.
Masahiro Tanaka landed on the paternity list, so Cortes was called up to add some short-term pitching depth. He started Wednesday's game at Triple-A, so he is probably not a candidate to start Sunday's game in Cleveland, although he could be asked to log a couple innings. Cortes gave up just one hit and struck out eight over six scoreless innings in his last start for the RailRiders.
Cortes was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following Saturday's win over the Red Sox.
Cortes rejoined the Yankees last week and fired five scoreless frames over two appearances but will nonetheless return to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with CC Sabathia (knee) set to come off the injured list. The 24-year-old has a 4.91 ERA and 1.64 WHIP this season, but he looked much improved during his second stint in the majors.
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