Thomson ReutersMarch 13, 2014 07:19
RHP Dellin Betances was once considered among the Yankees' top starting-pitching prospects, but his transformation to the bullpen at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2013 may help him make it to the majors faster as a reliever. "It has been a conversation that had been ongoing for about two years, whether he'd be better, because of his delivery, in the 'pen," GM Brian Cashman said. "As a starter, it would come and go, his ability to repeat his delivery. If you kept it short and compact in one-inning stints, this guy would be better served. ... All of a sudden, boom!