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D.J. Mitchell | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/13/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 160
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Mets signed RHP D.J. Mitchell to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Mitchell was designated for assignment by the Mariners on April 11 and elected free agency two days later. The 25-year-old righty allowed seven hits and two runs in 4 2/3 innings last season with the Yankees. He will serve as organizational relief depth for the Mets. Mon, Apr 22, 2013 02:17:00 PM

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D.J. Mitchell has elected free agency.

Mitchell is best known as the player acquired in the Ichiro Suzuki deal last season. He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment earlier this week and will look to latch on with another organization.
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 03:46:00 PM

Mariners designated RHP D.J. Mitchell for assignment.

The move was made in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for Endy Chavez. Mitchell was designated for assignment over the winter, as well. He should again clear waivers and remain in the organization.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 08:47:00 PM

Mariners optioned RHP D.J. Mitchell to Triple-A Tacoma.

Mitchell was added to the 40-man roster, but he won't break camp with the Mariners. The 25-year-old right-hander was acquired from the Yankees last offseason.
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 07:09:00 PM

Mariners sent RHP D.J. Mitchell outright to Triple-A Tacoma.

Mitchell was designated for assignment last month but has cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. He posted a 4.29 ERA over 22 starts and one relief appearance at the Triple-A level in 2012.
Fri, Jan 4, 2013 02:05:00 PM

Mariners designated RHP D.J. Mitchell for assignment.

The move cleared room for the newly-signed Raul Ibanez on the 40-man roster. Mitchell, who was acquired from the Yankees in the Ichiro deal, made four appearances in the majors this year and posted a 4.29 ERA over 22 starts and one relief appearance at the Triple-A level. The 25-year-old right-hander could draw interest on waivers.
Wed, Dec 26, 2012 03:29:00 PM

Mariners recalled RHP D.J. Mitchell from Triple-A Tacoma.

Mitchell put up a 4.29 ERA over 23 appearances -- 22 starts -- at Triple-A in 2012 and also made a few relief appearances for the Yankees before coming over in the Ichiro Suzuki deal. If he has a shot at a roster spot next year, it will likely be as a long man.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 01:24:00 PM

Mariners acquired RHPs D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar from the Yankees for OF Ichiro Suzuki and cash considerations.

Mitchell made his major league debut earlier this year and has a 3.86 ERA over parts of four seasons in the minors, averaging 7.0 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9. The 25-year-old throws sits in the high-80s with his fastball and is known for his sinker. He could fit as a back-end starter or middle reliever in the big leagues.
Mon, Jul 23, 2012 06:40:00 PM

Yankees optioned RHP D.J. Mitchell to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Mitchell has allowed two runs over 4 2/3 innings in his two brief stints with the big club this season. He could be back later this summer.
Wed, Jul 18, 2012 07:21:00 PM

Yankees recalled RHP D.J. Mitchell from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

He's replacing Adam Warren on the active roster. Mitchell allowed one run on four hits and one walk in 2 2/3 innings during his brief call-up last month. Look for him in long relief role.
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 11:46:00 AM

Yankees optioned RHP D.J. Mitchell to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The move clears a spot for OF DeWayne Wise. Mitchell allowed one run on four hits and one walk in 2 2/3 innings during his brief call-up. He'll likely be back later this summer.
Fri, May 4, 2012 08:01:00 PM

Yankees recalled RHP D.J. Mitchell from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Mitchell isn't a highly rated prospect, but has a 3.28 ERA in parts of four seasons in the minors. His promotion likely means that David Phelps will be moved to the starting rotation in favor of Freddy Garcia.
Sun, Apr 29, 2012 11:22:00 AM

Yankees optioned RHPs D.J. Mitchell and George Kontos to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Mitchell yielded just five hits and one earned run in nine innings of Grapefruit League work this spring. Kontos allowed no hits and no runs in one appearance. But the two were never expected to make the 25-man roster.
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 03:28:00 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of RHP D.J. Mitchell from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

A former outfielder from his college days, Mitchell doesn't have much upside but has a nice minor league track record, having held a 3.28 ERA over three seasons, including a 3.18 mark at Triple-A in 2011. He probably has a better shot to eventually earn a roster spot for the Yankees as a middle reliever, though.
Fri, Nov 18, 2011 03:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
3Taylor Teagarden
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Chris Young
2Eric Young Jr.
3Bobby Abreu
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Curtis Granderson
2Bobby Abreu
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Dana Eveland
7Buddy Carlyle
8Daisuke Matsuzaka
9Bobby Parnell