Yankees option RHPs Campos, Mitchell to Minors

03/13/2014 3:49 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro

The Yankees will bring along the 21-year-old Jose Campos slowly.(AP)
The Yankees made two more spring cuts before heading to Panama, optioning RHP Jose Campos to Class-A Advanced Tampa prior to Thursday’s split-squad games and sending RHP Bryan Mitchell to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre afterwards.

Campos, the second player acquired from the Mariners in the January 2012 that brought Michael Pineda to the Bronx, had made just one appearance this spring, pitching one inning in Wednesday's tie with Detroit.

That lack of workload was intentional, as the 21-year-old righty was being brought along slowly this spring. Campos missed most of 2012 with an arm injury, so the organization limited his innings and pitch counts in 2013 - he made 26 appearances and 19 starts but pitched just 87 innings for Class-A Charleston - and took similar measures this spring after adding him to the 40-man roster.

Mitchell, 22, made two scoreless relief appearances this spring, the latest a perfect inning in Thursday’s loss to the Phillies in Clearwater. The righty, who was also added to the 40-man roster this winter, split 2013 between Tampa and Double-A Trenton, pitching to a 4.71 ERA over 26 starts.

The moves leave the Yankees with 60 players in camp, a total that includes rehabbing pitcher Andrew Bailey.

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