The Yankees will call up 24-year-old right-hander Domingo Germán to make his MLB debut Sunday in the series finale against the Baltimore Orioles. A source confirmed this information to Justin Tasch at the New York Daily News. The club has not confirmed the news yet.
Sunday’s starter was a question mark after the Yankees announced that Masahiro Tanaka would be given an extra day of rest. He was originally scheduled to pitch Sunday, but now will start Monday in Anaheim. Because the move to promote Germán has not been officially announced yet, there is no word on who will be removed from the 25-man roster to activate him.
Germán last pitched on June 5 for AAA Scranton against the Rochester Red Wings (Minnesota Twins). He allowed one earned-run in 5⅔ innings, walked two and struck out seven. Germán’s combined stats between AA Trenton and AAA show a 3-5 record and a tidy 3.34 ERA. He has 65 strikeouts in 59⅓ minor league innings this season. He pitched three innings in MLB Spring Training, striking out four batters and walking one.
Germán was acquired from the Miami Marlins in 2014 along with Nathan Eovaldi and Garrett Jones. The Yanks sent Martín Prado and David Phelps to the Fish in return. He was added to the 40-man roster after the 2016 season.