NEW YORK - OCTOBER 18: Sergio Mitre #45 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Texas Rangers in Game Three of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium on October 18 2010 in New York New York. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Sergio Mitre
Sergio Mitre's stay in Milwaukee didn't last very long.
Tom Haudricourt reported a few hours ago that the Yankees have acquired Mitre from the Brewers, just a couple months after the club had sent the 30-year-old packing to Milwaukee in another trade. With the Brewers, Mitre did what he usually does, filling the role of long reliever while depending on a strong ground-ball rate to make up for his inability to miss bats with any frequency.
The Yankees are only giving up cash in the deal, so the risk here is essentially non-existent for them- they're purely in this for depth, as Mitre gives the club a decent pitcher that can both start and relieve. In order to free up room on the 40-man roster, the Yanks designated reliever Buddy Carlyle for assignment, as Mitre is expected to join the team today.
Milwaukee designated Mitre for assignment back on Monday. His role on the team became less clear when Marco Estrada took over as the primary long reliever, given that the Brewers don't have the need for a starter right now, either.