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MIAMI -- Sergio Mitre, who underwent Tommy John ligament replacement surgery on July 15, is reuniting with Joe Girardi.

 

When Girardi managed the Marlins in 2006, Mitre was part of the pitching staff. On Monday, Mitre reached agreement on a a split contract with the Yankees, managed by Girardi.

 

The Major League portion of the deal is for $1.25 million, and there is a team option for 2010.

 

Due to the severe surgery on his right elbow, Mitre may not be ready to pitch until midseason, according to his agent, Matt Sosnick. Normal recovery time from Tommy John surgery is 12-18 months.

 

"About eight teams showed interest," Sosnick said. "The Yankees showed the most interest."

 

When healthy, Mitre has tremendous upside. He could be a key contributor for New York in the second half, working either out of the rotation or in the bullpen.

 

Mitre broke in with the Cubs, but he was traded to the Marlins before the 2006 season as part of the Juan Pierre deal. In 2007, the right-hander was 5-8 with a 4.65 ERA in 27 games, all starts. He threw 149 innings.

 

A sinkerballer, Mitre was especially effective early in 2007. In May of that year, he was 2-0 with a 1.12 ERA in 40 1/3 innings. As the season progressed, however, he dealt with fatigue, and his second-half statistics suffered. In 12 starts after the All-Star break, he was 2-4 with a 7.27 ERA. Mitre entered Spring Training with the chance to be among Florida's top three starting pitchers. However, he made just one appearance in Grapefruit League action, facing three batters without recording an out before being lifted with forearm tightness.

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Are they expecting much from Phil Hughes or Ian Kennedy in 2009?

Well, they expected huge things of both of them coming into 2008 - and here's what happened:

 

Hughes: 0-4, 6.62 ERA

Kennedy: 0-4, 8.17 ERA

 

Last year, there wasn't enough options for the starting rotation, and they both just were handed jobs without earning them. This year, the plan seems to be to get as much starting pitching as possible and have both of them actually compete for a spot in the rotation. With possible free agent signings, however, there may not even be room for them on the Opening Day roster, and they'll both be in Scranton...

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Are they expecting much from Phil Hughes or Ian Kennedy in 2009?

Well, they expected huge things of both of them coming into 2008 - and here's what happened:

 

Hughes: 0-4, 6.62 ERA

Kennedy: 0-4, 8.17 ERA

 

Last year, there wasn't enough options for the starting rotation, and they both just were handed jobs without earning them. This year, the plan seems to be to get as much starting pitching as possible and have both of them actually compete for a spot in the rotation. With possible free agent signings, however, there may not even be room for them on the Opening Day roster, and they'll both be in Scranton...

 

Yeh I know both sucked in the Majors last year.

Also wots the general thought on Joba for 09 - starter or reliever?

I guess if they managed to get 2 of Sabathia, Burnett and Lowe then he would be more valuable to keep in the set up role

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Also wots the general thought on Joba for 09 - starter or reliever?

I guess if they managed to get 2 of Sabathia, Burnett and Lowe then he would be more valuable to keep in the set up role

The Yankees have said he'll be a starter in 2009, but I wouldn't be surprised if they switch him back given the situation you described.

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