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Yankees unlikely to call up top prospect Manny Banuelos

Aug 15, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

Manny Banuelos AP

There’s been plenty of talk of the Yankees trying southpaw Manny Banuelos, their top pitching prospect, as a reliever next month, but GM Brian Cashman said it probably won’t happen.

“You may or may not see him. It’s more likely you won’t see him,’’ Cashman said. “There are no plans for him to join us. He is 20 years old. He is at Triple-A right now and there are no plans to push him. That could change, but . . . ’’

Banuelos has a 3.24 ERA and a 16/7 K/BB ratio in 16 2/3 innings in his three starts since moving up to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Boone Logan has been mediocre at best this year, and the Yankees could use a second lefty in the pen. Banuelos, though, hasn’t been dominating left-handed hitters since his promotion.  They’re hitting .259 with one homer in 27 at-bats against him.

  1. uyf1950 - Aug 15, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    The kid has a lot of promise. No need to rush him up to the big league team at 20 years old. It’s not he would make a huge contribution if he were called up. He’ll have plenty of time to show his value to the club later on.

    • uyf1950 - Aug 15, 2011 at 7:15 PM

      insert “like” in 2nd sentence above. It should have read: It’s not like he would…..

      • marinersnate - Aug 16, 2011 at 10:24 AM

        Actually UYF, that was your third sentence. But who’s counting. That is just my humble opinion.

  2. pisano - Aug 15, 2011 at 7:03 PM

    I beg to differ about Logan, all and all he’s done a pretty good job. His era is 3.03 with 31 strike outs in 29 innings and he’s come through in most of the tight spots they’ve put him in. Sure the Yankees could use another lefty reliever and for that matter a lefty starter, but to say he’s mediocre is unfair .

    • uyf1950 - Aug 15, 2011 at 7:16 PM

      Good point, my friend.

    • wlschneider09 - Aug 15, 2011 at 10:44 PM

      but… but…. Logan’s not 20 years old, he can’t be any good.

  3. dirtyharry1971 - Aug 15, 2011 at 11:52 PM

    the rays dont think twice about bringing up a 19 year old, take the training wheels off this kid and lets see what he can do!!

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