President Randy Levine expressed the utmost confidence in new Yankees closer Dellin Betances on Tuesday, via a report from FanRag's Jon Heyman.
Betances has taken over the closer role in New York after Aroldis Chapman was placed on the 10-day disabled list with an inflamed rotator cuff on Sunday.
"He's going to do great," Levine said on Betances. "He's ready. I have full confidence he'll do a great job.
"That was arbitration, based on the past. But he's ready to do it now."
During the offseason -- when the club and Betances were going through a very public arbitration hearing -- Levine made some questionable comments about Betances.
"$5 million goes to elite closers," Levine said at the time. "Pitchers who pitch the ninth inning and have a lot of saves. Dellin didn't have that record. He never did. It's like me saying, I'm not the president of the Yankees, I'm an astronaut. I'm not an astronaut and Dellin Betances is not a closer."
Betances has a 0.75 ERA, 22 strikeouts and a 1.33 WHIP so far this season. He has recorded zero saves and his last outing against the Astros lasted just 0.1 innings.