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Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Joe Mantiply (46) pitches in the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. (Rick Osentoski)
Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Joe Mantiply (46) pitches in the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. (Rick Osentoski)

The Yankees have claimed LHP Joe Mantiply off waivers from Detroit and have designated RHP Branden Pinder for assignment, the team announced on Tuesday.

Mantiply earned a 16.88 ERA in 2.2 innings for the Tigers in 2016. The lefty pitcher spent most of the season in the minors, going 4-2 with a 2.73 ERA and 1.062 WHIP in 59.1 innings between Detroit's AA and AAA affiliates.

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 (Reinhold Matay)
(Reinhold Matay)

The Yankees have added C Kyle Higashioka and RHP Domingo German to the 40-man roster, the team announced Friday.

They also reinstated INF Dustin Ackley and RHPs Nathan Eovaldi, Chad Green, Branden Pinder, and Nick Rumbelow from the 60-day disabled list.

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The New York Yankees have an intimidating trio at the backend of their bullpen coined "No Runs DMC," but the remaining four relievers - whomever they have been - have failed to do their part and it is beginning to cost the club.

This is not exactly how the Yankees drew things up during the offseason and the spring. The club figured to have right-hander Bryan Mitchell and left-hander Chasen Shreve among the relievers, but the former is out for the season, and the latter is recuperating from a shoulder sprain.

The Yankees planned on Ivan Nova filling a long-man role when the season began, but Luis Severino's poor start in the rotation and an injury have him back in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre trying to figure things out. That would have left one space for the traveling relief crew. The shuttle has to carry more members and it is simply not working.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Andrew Miller, Branden Pinder, Bryan Mitchell, Chasen Shreve, Dellin Betances, Luis Severino, Nick Goody, Christopher Carelli
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Branden Pinder (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Branden Pinder (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees RHP Branden Pinder has elected to undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday after sustaining a partially torn UCL, according to the Wall Street Journal's Jared Diamond.

Pinder, 27, was placed on the disabled list over the weekend with a partially torn UCL in his throwing arm after he felt pain in his lone relief appearance of the season on April 20.

He allowed two runs in one inning in his only outing this season. Last year, he had a 2.93 ERA in 25 appearances, striking out 25 batters in 27 2/3 innings.

Pinder will become the second Yankees pitcher this season to undergo Tommy John surgery. Nick Rumbelow underwent it earlier this season.

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New York Yankees relief pitcher Branden Pinder (57) delivers a pitch during the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. New York won 9-3. (Anthony Gruppuso)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Branden Pinder (57) delivers a pitch during the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. New York won 9-3. (Anthony Gruppuso)

Pitcher Branden Pinder has a partial tear in the UCL in the elbow on his pitching arm, the team announced Saturday morning.  

Pinder told NJ.com's Brendan Kuty that he felt pain during his last outing, a one-inning appearance on April 20, and the pain continued into the next day. The pitcher has not yet decided if he will get Tommy John surgery to fix the partial tear. Joe Girardi said a decision regarding surgery will need to happen soon. 

Pinder was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a right elbow strain and RHP Nick Goody replaced him on the roster. 

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New York Yankees relief pitcher Branden Pinder (57) throws a pitch during the sixth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Branden Pinder (57) throws a pitch during the sixth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement)

The Yankees have placed RHP Branden Pinder on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain, the team said.

To replace Pinder on the roster, the Yankees recalled RHP Nick Goody from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Pinder appeared in one game for New York, allowing two eared runs on three hits and a walk.

At Triple-A, Goody has posted a 4.76 ERA over 5 2/3 innings.

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New York Yankees relief pitcher Branden Pinder (57) throws a pitch during the sixth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Branden Pinder (57) throws a pitch during the sixth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement)

The Yankees recalled RHP Branden Pinder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for Saturday's game.

To make room on the roster, the team optioned LHP Tyler Olson to Triple-A. They had recalled him on Friday.

Olson allowed two earned runs on three hits over 2 2/3 innings on Friday against the Mariners.

Pinder has pitched five innings in Triple-A this season and has not allowed a run.

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New York Yankees relief pitcher Branden Pinder (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Branden Pinder (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees reassigned pitchers Branden Pinder, Nick Goody and Tyler Olson to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Pinder, 27, recorded a 2.93 ERA in 27 2/3 innings in 25 games for the Yankees last season, while Goody had a 4.76 ERA in seven appearances. Olson recorded a 5.40 ERA in 11 appearances for the Seattle Mariners last year.

Manager Joe Girardi already said Bryan Mitchell has earned a spot on the Yankees' 25-man roster out of camp.

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Fans watch as New York Yankees players workout in the bullpen during practice at George M. Steinbrenner Stadium. (Butch Dill)
Fans watch as New York Yankees players workout in the bullpen during practice at George M. Steinbrenner Stadium. (Butch Dill)

Yes, the New York Yankees have compiled one of the best backend of the bullpen combinations in all of baseball. But, in doing so, have the Yankees neglected to pay enough attention to how the club will reach the dominant combination of Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman?

We touched on the fact that the starting rotation held some of the responsibility some weeks back, mentioning the importance of each member's ability to pitch deeper into games if they wanted to be considered an ace. Even if this improves across the line, the backend of the bullpen cannot pitch daily.

This makes the relievers charged with providing middle relief innings, as well as aiding the backend of the bullpen when rest is needed, quite important. To that end, the Yankees have decided to take a pretty big chance on relatively inexperienced relievers.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Andrew Miller, Branden Pinder, Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Chasen Shreve, Dellin Betances, Jacob Lindgren, James Pazos, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi, Nick Goody, Nick Rumbelow
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