It is true that Luis Severino looked strong in his debut this MLB season and that the New York Yankees are beginning to be optimistic with Carlos Rodón.
But the truth is that, although the panorama is clearing up with the starters, the crisis is not over and in the Bronx they must look for arms that reinforce the bullpen in the Major League season even though for the moment they have the best collective ERA in the majors with 2.87.
The pitching staff for Aaron Boone’s team continues to need help, especially considering that the strongest part of the season is coming up. And regardless of what they can get on the market, the solution for the Yankees may be close at hand.
In the Triple A affiliate, one of the organization’s promises, left-handed Matt Krook, is knocking on the door. The 28-year-old Californian just returned from the disabled list and has looked in great shape.
With a 1-1 record, a 1.17 ERA in 11 appearances – none as a starter, the role he fulfilled until 2022 -, 29 strikeouts and 12 walks in 15.1 innings, Krook seems ready to receive the opportunity to debut in MLB and may end up being the Yankees’ secret weapon in the second half of the season.
His eventual arrival in 2023 will in no way mean the end of Wandy Peralta’s work, but it can shed some light on the decision to make with the Dominican in free agency, or keep them both. Will they make the call?