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Dellin Betances | Relief Pitcher | #68

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'8" / 265
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 8 (0) / NYY
Contract: view contract details

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Dellin Betances struggled in his appearance for the Dominican Republic on Tuesday, giving up two runs and walked two in two-thirds of an inning against the Orioles.
Betances had a really shaky spring two years ago, but he was strong last year and he pitched two scoreless innings for the Yankees this year before joining the Dominican team. Hopefully, it was just an off day for him. Mar 7 - 5:01 PM

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Dellin Betances wasn't happy with comments made by Yankees president Randy Levine after losing his arbitration hearing.

Levine criticized Betances' agent, Jim Murray, during a press conference on Saturday. "If Dellin is upset about going to a hearing, now we know the result, he should go talk to his representatives and say, 'Why did you bring me here? What was the point?' I should have made a deal." Murray responded by calling the press conference "bizarre" while Betances called Levine's comments "unfair." With Betances disgruntled, it will be interesting to see if the Yankees entertain trade offers for the All-Star reliever. The 28-year-old is under contract through 2019.
Feb 18 - 4:48 PM

Dellin Betances was defeated in his arbitration hearing against the Yankees and will earn $3 million in 2017.

The hard-throwing right-hander had filed at $5 million and the two sides were unable to bridge the gap before the hearing. One of the most dominant relievers in all of baseball, the 28-year-old will work in a setup capacity in front of closer Aroldis Chapman in 2017.
Feb 18 - 9:49 AM

Yankees GM Brian Cashman said the team will go to an arbitration hearing with Dellin Betances.

Betances filed at $5 million and the Yankees at $3 million when arbitration figures were exchanged earlier this month. Which salary he receives for the 2017 season will be decided by an arbitration panel around spring training. The stud 28-year-old reliever boasts a 2.16 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 14.3 K/9 in 254 2/3 career major league innings.
Jan 19 - 12:18 PM

Dellin Betances requested $5 million and was offered $3 million by the Yankees when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

It's a sizeable gap, but leaves plenty of room for negotiation between the two sides. The 28-year-old fire-baller, who is arbitration-eligible for the first time, owns a ridiculous 2.16 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 14.3 K/9 over 254 2/3 innings in his MLB career. He earned just $507,500 in 2016 and is projected by to bring home $3.4 million in arbitration.
Jan 13 - 10:13 PM

Dellin Betances announced Saturday that he'll pitch for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.

Betances was eligible to pitch for either the Dominican squad or the United States and opted for the Dominican Republic because that's where his family is from and he wanted to make them proud. He's currently penciled in as the Yankees' closer for the upcoming season, though plans could change if they sign Aroldis Chapman back via free agency.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 12:16:00 PM

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Wednesday that he expects Dellin Betances to be the closer next season "unless we do something different."

That "something different" could be bringing back Aroldis Chapman. While the hard-throwing left-hander is currently pitching for the Cubs, he had a good experience in New York and could be open to a reunion. Betances wasn't nearly as effective after moving into the closer gig down the stretch, but there's no question that he's capable of being top option with a full year in the role. Stay tuned.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 12:49:00 PM

Dellin Betances was pulled from an appearance Monday without recording an out.

Betances walked a couple batters and committed an error to load the bases with no one out. He was then pulled in favor of Tommy Layne, who allowed a couple of inherited runners to score but eventually closed out the victory. Betances has really struggled of late, allowing eight runs over his last four appearances and 11 runs over his last eight. He's not in danger of losing his closer job, but it's obviously not the way he wants to pitch down the stretch.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 10:44:00 PM

Dellin Betances tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning Tuesday versus the Rays to record his 12th save of the season.

Betances has been scuffling a bit of late, but he didn't have any issues in this one in disposing of the Rays in 16 pitches. His recent struggles have his ERA up to 2.79 ERA, but his 121/24 K/BB ratio over 71 innings remains ridiculous.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 10:36:00 PM

Dellin Betances had a disastrous ninth inning Thursday against the Red Sox, allowing five runs -- four earned -- while recording one out in a blown save.

The Yankees actually held a three-run lead heading into the ninth, and with Betances having pitched on back-to-back days it seemed as though manager Joe Girardi was trying to avoid using him in Thursday's game. But after reliever Blake Parker hit Chris Young with one out, Betances entered and promptly walked Dustin Pedroia to bring the tying run to the plate. Betances then got the second out of the inning but couldn't finish it off, giving up a pair of RBI singles and a three-run, walk-off homer to Hanley Ramirez to end it. The 28-year-old is now 3-6 with five blown saves in 16 chances this year.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 12:08:00 AM

Dellin Betances was not sharp in the ninth inning of Wednesday's loss to the Dodgers, yielding two runs (none earned) on one hit.

It was an ugly ninth for the Yankees. Betances came on to start the frame with neither team having scored through the first eight innings. A Starlin Castro error allowed Corey Seager to reach to open the frame. Seager would go on to steal second and score on an RBI double by Justin Turner. Following an Adrian Gonzalez lineout which moved him to third, Turner himself would touch home on a throwing error by Betances, who simply airmailed the toss to home after corralling a Yasmani Grandal grounder. The Dodgers exited the inning with a 2-0 lead, one which would stand as the final. Despite the unfortunate outing, Betances remains an upper-tier fantasy closer. For the season as a whole, he owns a 2.33 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 120/23 K/BB ratio over 69 2/3 inning. He has converted 11-of-15 save chances.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 08:42:00 PM

Dellin Betances pitched around a hit to toss 1 1/3 scoreless frames and earn a save in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi called upon his closer to get the final out of the eighth while nursing a two-run lead at the time. The Yanks added a run in the bottom of the frame and Betances pitched around an infield single in the ninth. Betances had been scuffling a bit of late, but he'll be fine.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 10:22:00 PM

Dellin Betances will not be available for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays.

Betances has appeared in three consecutive contests and the strain might be wearing on him just a bit. On Tuesday, he walked three while allowing two runs. With the flamethrower finally getting a breather, Tyler Clippard will be the man to attempt to close out the proceedings should the Yankees maintain a lead entering the ninth inning on Wednesday.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 05:11:00 PM

Dellin Betances was pulled from a save chance Tuesday against the Blue Jays after yielding two runs on two hits and three walks.

Betances walked the first two batters of the ninth and then threw a wild pitch. He yielded another walk and a couple infield singles sandwiched around a strikeout and then was pulled in favor of Blake Parker. Parker struck out Kevin Pillar and then got a flyout to the wall, where Brett Garner made a terrific catch, to end it. Betances had been excellent of late, so we'll just consider this a small bump in the road.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 11:38:00 PM

Dellin Betances earned his ninth save as the Yankees topped the Blue Jays on Monday.

Betances struck out two of the three batters he faced, needing only 10 total pitches in a flawless ninth frame. One of the top relievers in baseball, he boasts a 2.05 ERA with 114 strikeouts in 66 innings this season.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 04:20:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
3Kyle Higashioka
1B1Greg Bird
2Chris Carter
3Tyler Austin
2B1Starlin Castro
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Ronald Torreyes
3Pete Kozma
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Matt Holliday
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3CC Sabathia
4Luis Severino
5Bryan Mitchell
6Jordan Montgomery
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Dellin Betances
3Tyler Clippard
4Tommy Layne
5Adam Warren
6Jonathan Holder