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Yankees recall RHP Bryan Mitchell from Triple-A

Prior to Tuesday night's game against the Toronto Blue Jays, the New York Yankees recalled right-handed pitcher Bryan Mitchell from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the team announced.

The 26-year-old North Carolina native has made 13 appearances for the Yankees so far this season, owning a 4.29 ERA over 21 innings pitched.

In Triple-A, Mitchell has pitched to a 3.93 ERA in 12 starts for the RailRiders this year, and has posted a 59 K/12 BB ratio.

For his career, Mitchell has gone 2-6 with a 4.47 ERA over the last four seasons, during which time he's made nine starts, finished 15 games, notched two saves and tossed a total of 86 2/3 innings.

The Yankees optioned left-hander Jordan Montgomery to Triple-A following Sunday's finale against the Indians, making Mitchell a likely candidate for a long-relief role after the team juggled a temporary six-man rotation following the arrivals of Sonny Gray and Jaime Garcia at the deadline.

Mitchell will be sporting a new number - his third since making his 2014 MLB debut with the Yankees (65, 55) - after the newly acquired Gray took over No. 55 when he arrived in the Bronx, ceding his former No. 54 to Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman.