New York Yankees Option Starter After Terrific MLB Debut

After an impressive major-league debut against the San Francisco Giants, Jhony Brito, the right-handed pitcher for the New York Yankees, has been optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Despite keeping the Giants scoreless over five innings and allowing only two hits and one walk while striking out six to earn the win, the Yankees have decided to send him down.

However, it's possible that the team is opting to skip his spot in the starting rotation due to their upcoming off day on Friday and instead, are looking to bolster their bullpen with an extra arm.

The team is expected to announce a corresponding move on Monday.

There is still a good chance that Brito could return to the majors in mid-April, especially if Luis Severino's lat injury requires more time on the injured list.

For his minor-league career, the 25-year-old holds a 3.71 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 344 strikeouts over 392.2 innings and 86 appearances (70 starts). Photo Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports