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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 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. Jul 20 - 8:03 PM

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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.
Jul 5 - 4:49 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.
Jun 27 - 11:51 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.
Jun 13 - 9:21 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.
May 27 - 4:28 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.
May 24 - 11:26 PM

Dellin Betances notched his second save of the season Sunday in the Yankees' win over the Rays.

Betances entered in the eighth inning and struck out three of the four batters he faced to close out the Yankees' 3-2 victory. He can provide the value of a top-tier fantasy closer while Aroldis Chapman (shoulder) is on the shelf. Betances owns a sparkling 0.66 ERA and 25/9 K/BB ratio in 13 2/3 innings this season for New York.
May 21 - 5:39 PM

Dellin Betances got one out for his first save of the year Wednesday against the Royals.

Giovanny Gallegos just wanted to help Betances get his feet wet in his return to the closer's role and thus allowed three runs in the ninth after entering an 11-4 game. Betances came in with the tying run on deck, so it was a save situation. He got an easy groundout from Eric Hosmer to end the game.
May 18 - 12:13 AM

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

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

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4Tyler Austin
2B1Starlin Castro
2Tyler Wade
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Ronald Torreyes
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Jacoby Ellsbury
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DH1Matt Holliday
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Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Luis Severino
4Jordan Montgomery
5Caleb Smith
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Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Dellin Betances
3David Robertson
4Tommy Kahnle
5Adam Warren
6Chad Green
7Luis Cessa