As expected, the Yankees have activated Domingo Germán (hip) from the 10-day injured list. He will pitch tonight’s game against the Mets.
The 26-year-old has a 9-2 record with a 3.86 ERA (4.10 FIP) in 70 innings this year, striking out 26% of the batters he faces and walking only 6%. German was a legitimate ace for the first part of the season, though he’d struggled before being placed on the IL. Hopefully that’s corrected itself. This also means that Chad Green can return to the back-end of the bullpen, where he belongs. Hooray for that!
The corresponding move was to option Stephen Tarpley back to Triple-A. The 26-year-old has a 9.64 ERA (8.14 FIP) in just 9.1 innings this year. I expect we’ll see him again this year. He’s a part of the Scranton bullpen shuttle, after all.