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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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Yankees and RHP Dellin Betances avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.1 million contract.
Betances and the Yankees had to go to an arbitration hearing last year that got a little ugly, so it's not a surprise the two sides wanted to avoid that this time around. The reliever was arbitration-eligible for a second time this winter. Jan 12 - 4:54 PM

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Yankees' manager Joe Girardi said Saturday that it's unlikely Dellin Betances will be available for Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday.

Betances threw 35 pitches in his two innings of work in Friday's loss to the Indians. Even without the hard-throwing right-hander, the Yankees still possess one of the most dominant bullpens in all of baseball.
Sat, Oct 7, 2017 02:49:00 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi hopes to use Dellin Betances in three or four games this week.

The aim is to have him sharp leading into the playoffs. Betances has had an up-and-down September, allowing six runs on five hits and six walks over 7 2/3 innings. On the bright side, he's struck out 14 batters. Still, the Yankees want to have him in a good grove going into the postseason.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 11:40:00 AM

Dellin Betances blew a save by yielding a walk-off, two-run home run to Manny Machado in a loss to the Orioles on Tuesday.

On to protect a one-run lead, Betances' frame started off innocently enough with a flyout and a strikeout. However, he then walked Tim Beckham and hung a curveball to Machado, who deposited it well over the left-center field wall. Betances has now been scored upon in four of his last seven appearances and has surrendered home runs in back-to-back games. Aroldis Chapman tossed a scoreless eighth inning Tuesday and has back-to-back scoreless showings. It's possible Chapman might get the next save opportunity.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 01:10:00 AM

Dellin Betances secured his 10th save of the season on Saturday, striking out a pair in a scoreless ninth inning against the Mariners.

Tasked with protecting a three-run lead, Betances made quick work of the Mariners, retiring all three hitters that he faced. He owns a 2.20 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 84/35 K/BB ratio over 49 innings.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 04:47:00 PM

Dellin Betances was ejected from Thursday's game in the seventh inning after hitting James McCann in the helmet with a pitch.

Fortunately, McCann, who got hit by a 98-mph offering, was fine. It seems unlikely that Betances's throw was intentional, but the umpiring crew really had no choice other than to toss him, given that there was a brawl an inning earlier.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 04:31:00 PM

Dellin Betances worked a scoreless ninth inning for his ninth save Saturday against the Red Sox.

Betances struck out two while throwing nine of his 14 pitches for strikes. Sandy Leon reached after Gary Sanchez let strike three roll to the backstop but Sanchez redeemed himself later by gunning down Brock Holt, who came in to pinch-run for Leon, at second base. Betances should handle most of New York's ninth-inning chances going forward, at least until Aroldis Chapman is ready to reclaim the closer role. David Robertson, who saved a game against the Mets earlier this week, worked the eighth inning on Saturday.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 12:17:00 AM

Dellin Betances worked a flawless ninth inning Thursday against the Mets to earn his eighth save.

Betances surely didn't think he'd be needed in a game that was 7-1 entering the ninth, but a meltdown by Bryan Mitchell forced the right-hander into the contest to protect what was suddenly a two-run lead with no outs. Betances did so and with little trouble, needing just 11 pitches to end the threat. He's now got a 2.15 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 79/33 K/BB ratio over 46 innings of work this year, proving to be a more-than-capable closer in the instance of injury or ineffectiveness of Aroldis Chapman.
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 12:30:00 AM

Dellin Betances earned his seventh save of the season on Monday against the Mets.

Aroldis Chapman was given the night off after blowing a save in ugly fashion on Sunday against the rival Red Sox. Betances is back to his old dominant self after running into some issues around mid-season, but he's not going to unseat Chapman from the primary ninth-inning role.
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 10:44:00 PM

Yankees GM Brian Cashman said Dellin Betances "is not going anywhere."

New York's bullpen is looking crowded following the additions of David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle, leading some to wonder if Betances could be on his way out. However, Cashman quickly shot down any thought of trading the right-hander, citing his four All-Star appearances and his connection to New York as a "homegrown local guy." "I don't really like to address speculation," said Cashman. "But I can tell you that Dellin Betances is not going anywhere." The 29-year-old hasn't been as dominant as usual this year, but he still boasts a brilliant 16.95 K/9 over 35 outings for the Bronx Bombers.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 08:03:00 PM

Dellin Betances issued walks to four of the five batters he faced Wednesday versus the Blue Jays.

Betances walked the bases loaded with no outs before striking out Jose Bautista. He then gave up a free pass to Russell Martin to push in the go-ahead run before getting replaced by Adam Warren. Betances has walked 10 batters over his last 2 2/3 innings.
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 04:49:00 PM

Called on to pitch the ninth with Aroldis Chapman unavailable, Dellin Betances took a blown save and a loss Tuesday against the White Sox.

Both Betances and Chapman had pitched the last two days, and it seemed Betances might be unavailable when he wasn't called on in the eighth tonight. Still, it seems like the plan all along was to use him in the ninth if the Yankees had a lead. They were winning by one when Betances came in and walked two and hit another. He got to two outs, then gave up a game-ending two-run single to Jose Abreu. It was his first ninth-inning blown save this year and just his second blown save of any sort.
Tue, Jun 27, 2017 11:51:00 PM

Dellin Betances retired the only four batters he faced Monday in Anaheim to notch his sixth save of the season.

Betances came on to face Andrelton Simmons with a runner on and two out in the eighth and got him to fly out. He then made the bottom of the Angels' lineup look silly in the ninth, whiffing all three batters he faced. Betances has been as dominant as ever this season, as the only earned run he gave up came back on April 8. Among relievers, his 47.5 percent strikeout rate is second to only Craig Kimbrel. Aroldis Chapman (shoulder) is due back this weekend, so Betances will return to a setup role soon.
Tue, Jun 13, 2017 09:21:00 AM

Dellin Betances recorded the final five outs on Saturday to preserve a one-run lead against the Athletics.

He earned his fifth save of the season for his efforts. He was called upon to protect a one-run advantage with two runners in scoring position and just one out in the eighth inning. Betances responded by whiffing both Trevor Plouffe and Chad Pinder to end the threat before working a scoreless ninth inning. He owns a spectacular 0.52 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 32/9 K/BB ratio over 17 1/3 innings on the season.
Sat, May 27, 2017 04:28:00 PM

Dellin Betances struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning to earn a save versus the Royals on Wednesday.

He came on to protect a 3-0 lead in the ninth inning and struck out Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain and Eric Hosmer on 13 pitches. It was his fourth save of the season. Betances is serving as the Yankees' closer while Aroldis Chapman is on the disabled list. Betances has been utterly dominant this year despite struggling with walks. He has a 0.57 ERA with 29 strikeouts and nine walks in 15 2/3 innings.
Wed, May 24, 2017 11:26:00 PM