New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he is not concerned over Dellin Betances after the reliever's recent struggles.
The 28-year-old Betances has an 11.57 ERA over his last four outings, giving up six runs, seven hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings. In his previous 12 outings, Betances had an ERA of 0.77 with 22 strikeouts in 11 2/3 innings.
"Every time I've seen him go through a two- or three-game streak that he was un-Dellin-like, he seems to bounce back really well," Girardi said, according to Newsday's Greg Logan. "That's what I expect."
Betances, who didn't pitch in Monday's 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels, has given up a run in his last four outings, including two runs in the eighth inning of Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
"He's given up some ground-ball hits that have gotten through holes. That's going to happen," Girardi said. "I still like the way he's throwing the ball. I'm still really counting on him."