ANAHEIM CA - JULY 11: World Futures All-Star Hector Noesi #19 of the New York Yankees throws the ball during the 2010 XM All-Star Futures Game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 11 2010 in Anaheim California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Just saw this:
Luis Ayala is going on the disabled list, and Enrique Rojas reports that Hector Noesi will be the replacement in the Yankees bullpen.
There weren’t many options for the Yankees to choose from, but Noesi makes good sense. He last pitched on Saturday, made three Triple-A starts last season and made his way into Baseball America’s top 10 Yankees prospects this season. Highly touted for his command, Noesi walked 28 batters in 160.1 innings last year.
I was disappointed that Noesi didn't get more of a shot at the 5th starter spot in spring training, but he's young, has good control and a live fastball.
I'm looking forward to seeing him soon.