When told of Mitchell’s assessment, Rothschild made it sound like it’s quite unlikely the Yankees would consider slotting Sheffield into Tanaka’s spot in the rotation soon.
There are some finishing touches that need to be accomplished, otherwise it’s going to be more of a rush to try and get him here, Rothschild said.
Sheffield struck out eight over 6 1/3 innings on Friday. He gave up just one hit and two walks and didn’t allow any earned runs, though Louisville scored two.
In six starts at Triple-A, he’s 1-2 with a 2.96 ERA. He’s struck out 27 and walked 15 in 27 1/3 innings. At Double-A, he went 1-2 with a 2.25 ERA in five starts.
Boone was asked how Judge, typically so selective at the plate, can also be so aggressive at times.
Some of that is game plan, Boone said. He’ll pick his spots where he’ll go up there and look for a certain pitch sometimes.
Boone added, I think (Judge) gets in those deep counts, too, because of the way they attack him. They’re a little bit fearful of him, certainly careful with him, so they nibble a lot with him more so than most players and he has the ability to control the zone so more often than not, he’s not leaving the zone.
Chubb commanded high praise from Ware, who believes the Broncos secured an ideal complementary player to outside linebacker Von Miller.
The attributes that he really brings to the game stopping the run and being able to be that strong-side guy for Von that’s what you need, Ware said in the interview. They have that tag team again.
Having an effective one-two punch off the edges served the Broncos well during Ware’s three seasons in Denver (2014-16).
With Ware holding down the strong side and Miller the weak side, the Broncos ‘ sack totals ranked ninth in the league in 2014 (41), first in 2015 (52) and third in 2016 (42).
But after Ware’s retirement following the 2016 season, the Broncos struggled to find a player to man the strong side in 2017, dropping to 22nd in the league with 22 sacks as Shane Ray dealt with a wrist injury.