TRENTON – Thunder Manager Bobby Mitchell revealed on Tuesday afternoon that Yankees pitcher Bryan Mitchell is expected to continue his rehabilitation assignment with Trenton on Thursday night against the Akron RubberDucks at ARM & HAMMER Park.
The 25-year old Mitchell has not pitched in the big leagues this season after being forced out of action in spring training with a Grade III left turf toe and a fracture to his sesamoid bone. Mitchell underwent immediate surgery and was placed on the 60-day disabled list on May 14.
Mitchell began his way back to the bigs on August 8 by throwing 41 pitches over three innings of work for Low-A Charleston. He surrendered three hits and three earned runs, including two homers in that opening outing. Five days later, Mitchell toed the rubber for High-A Tampa and tossed 42 pitches in 2.1 innings; he allowed two earned runs on five hits.
We last saw Mitchell in Trenton back in 2014, the same season that he made his major league debut. The right-hander has pitched 17 career games/16 starts for the Thunder and has gone 2-5 with a 4.16 ERA spanning 80 innings of work.