P,RP,SP - NYY
Yankees RHP Clarke Schmidt (elbow) says that his injury is minor and he expects to be back soon.
Schmidt was shut down at the start of spring training but appears to have avoided a serious injury. Schmidt might not have time to ramp up for Opening Day, but he shouldn't be far behind. He's expected to pitch for the Yankees in some capacity this season.
The Yankees recalled their top pitching prospect Clarke Schmidt.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said earlier Friday that the team had no plans to recall Schmidt. However, the 24-year-old right-hander is now with the big league club. Odds are he'll pitching at some point against the Orioles this weekend.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone says the team has no plans to activate Clarke Schmidt as of now.
Schmidt is on the team's taxi squad right now and New York has a doubleheader on Saturday, so it's possible they'll need him. The 24-year-old right-hander is considered a top-100 prospect in baseball.
Yankees pitching prospect Clarke Schmidt is not expected to be called up to pitch for the team this weekend, according to manager Aaron Boone.
Boone was asked the question because the Yankees are playing five games in three days due to a couple of doubleheaders, meaning they will need some extra arms to cover all of those innings. However, Schmidt has never pitched above Double-A and is not currently on the team's 40-man roster, meaning it would require a corresponding roster move in order to promote him.
Clarke Schmidt surrendered one hit and one walk while striking out three across two scoreless innings during the Yankees' intrasquad game Monday.
Schmidt is a highly touted Yankee prospect who could end up pitching in the majors at some point this season. Schmidt faced a stacked Yankees lineup during Monday's intrasquad game, striking out both Giancarlo Stanton and Gio Urshela to conclude the first two innings. The 24-year-old looked sharp when spring training halted in March and continues to push for an opportunity.