Yankees call up RHP Brett Marshall between games of Monday's doubleheaderYanks option Brennan Boesch to Triple-A, add Marshall to bolster bullpen
Marshall, 23, was the Yankees’ sixth-round pick in 2008, and was 2-2 with a 4.60 ERA in six starts for the RailRiders this season. He had been scheduled to start Sunday’s game in Scranton but was scratched, leading to the first speculation that he would be brought to Cleveland either as the Yankees’ allowed 26th man or as a standby if the Yankees needed to make a pitching move between games.
Counting Game 1 of the doubleheader, Boesch hit .209 with two home runs and five RBI in 20 games with the Yankees, including a 1-for-4 performance as the starting right fielder in Game 1; however, with both David Robertson and Mariano Rivera likely unavailable after each pitching on four of the last five days and Vidal Nuno starting Game 2, the Yankees made the move to swap Boesch for Marshall to get an extra arm in the bullpen for the second half of the doubleheader.
Should Marshall pitch in Game 2, he will make his official MLB debut on the same day as infielder Corban Joseph, a fellow 2013 RailRider who was brought up for the day as the Yankees’ 26th man.