Yankees shuffle bullpen ahead of doubleheader after extra innings

BOSTON — The Yankees made a few pitching moves to help their taxed bullpen prior to Game 1 of their day-night doubleheader with the Red Sox.

Bryan Mitchell (26th man) and Domingo German were both recalled from Triple-A Scranton. Highly regarded lefty Caleb Smith was also called up from the RailRiders.

Jonathan Holder (three innings) and Ben Heller (two innings), who both played huge roles in the Yankees’ 4-1, 16-inning win on Saturday, were optioned back to Triple-A Scranton.

Michael Pineda (right UCL tear) was transferred to the 60-day DL.

After a three-inning outing Saturday, the Yankees sent Jonathan Holder down to Triple A and replaced him with some fresh arms.

After a three-inning outing Saturday, the Yankees sent Jonathan Holder down to Triple A and replaced him with some fresh arms.

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The Yankees used all seven of their available relievers on Saturday. They combined to throw nine scoreless innings in relief of Luis Severino.

The team also changed their starting pitching order, moving CC Sabathia up to pitch Game 1 with Masahiro Tanaka handling the nightcap.

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