Betances to 60-day DL; Gardner not yet

September, 19, 2012
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Dellin Betances' poor season is over, as he was technically promoted to the majors and then immediately put on the 60-day DL. The Yankees did this to make room for Andy Pettitte, who was taken off the DL to make his Wednesday start.

This year, Betances finished 6-9 with a 6.44 ERA in 27 starts between Double-A and Triple-A. Formerly a top prospect, the 24-year-old is now a reclamation project.

The Yankees are trying to figure out when they will activate Brett Gardner, who has played just nine games all season. Gardner is starting a hitting program, but will only pinch-run and play the outfield, if activated. Gardner said that he and the team have been assured by doctors that he is not risking re-injuring his right elbow. It sounds as if he will be on the roster by the end of the week. Joe Girardi ruled out today as an option.
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Masahiro Tanaka
WINS ERA SO IP
12 2.51 135 129
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Ellsbury .277
HRM. Teixeira 20
RBIJ. Ellsbury 55
RB. Gardner 77
OPSB. Gardner .788
ERAM. Tanaka 2.51
SOM. Tanaka 135