Nestor Cortes Jr.
SP,RP - SEA
Nestor Cortes Jr. walked one and stuck out four over two innings in Friday's win over the Dodgers.
Cortes Jr. continues to pitch whenever the Yankees need multiple innings. Following an opener, Cortes Jr. is frequently used. Other than an occasional appearance, he is not a fantasy asset.
Nestor Cortes Jr. pitched 3 1/3 innings as the Yankees defeated the Twins 10-7. He allowed one run on three hits. He also struck out a batter.
Cortes Jr. (4-0) returned to the big league team following a demotion last week. The lefty continues to aid New York in long-relief situations. If his usage can be timed correctly, Cortes Jr. offers solid opportunity out of the bullpen.
After pitching in Thursday evening's game, the Yankees optioned Nestor Cortes Jr. to Triple-A.
With rain forcing a doubleheader, the Yankees utilized an opener for Thursday's nightcap. Cortes Jr. returned to the role of following Chad Green, one he grew familiar with in June (18 1/3 innings pitched) while New York's rotation dealt with injuries. The result remained relatively the same as he threw 3 1/3 innings, allowing one run on two hits against the Rays. If recalled, Cortes Jr. could be a valuable fantasy asset for those looking to find long-relief work.