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David Phelps Optioned To Double-A Trenton

New York Yankees pitcher David Phelps has been optioned to the Double-A Trenton Thunder, according to reports. Phelps role with the Yankees is uncertain once CC Sabathia returns to the rotation following the All-Star break, and the Yankees decided to send Phelps down since he isn't scheduled to start during the four-game series against Boston Red Sox that begins Friday night. Phelps was sent down to Double-A because of the upcoming Triple A All-Star break.

Phelps gave up just one earned run and two hits while striking out eight in 4 1/3 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. The 25-year-old has pitched well this season as both a starter and reliever, and is expected to have a bright future. For the season, he is 1-3 with a 3.05 ERA in 15 appearances with the Yankees.

River Avenue Blues seems to be of the opinion that the Yankees will stretch Phelps out as a starter and recall him again in two to three weeks.

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