Aaron Boone continues to have problems with his starting staff and this Friday they decided to bring up prospect Randy Vázquez to start against the San Diego Padres.
The 24-year-old New York Yankees pitcher was called up because Domingo Germán is under a 10-day suspension for using grip-enhancing substances.
“He did some good things in spring training. He’s got a good arm, good pitching, he’s been throwing pretty well,” Boone told MLB.com of Vasquez. “He’s the next guy right now with an opportunity.”
In the preseason it did not go well for Vázquez, who left a 1-0 mark with a 5.14 ERA. However, he is a pitcher with good speed and a balanced stuff. He must now show that he is prepared for the highest level.
Luis Severino, who has already returned this season, will start Saturday against San Diego while on Sunday it will be the turn of Gerrit Cole, who has been very good this season.
The Yankees are also hoping to get Giancarlo Stanton back soon, who was injured earlier in the season and is a bat they need in the lineup.