NEW YORK (AP) -Tyler Clippard became the seventh rookie pitcher to start for the New York Yankees when he was promoted from Triple-A to make his major league debut Sunday night against the New York Mets.
No team in the last 50 years has used as many different rookie starters so early in a season, the Elias Sports Bureau said.
Clippard was 3-2 with a 2.72 ERA for Scraton/Wilkes-Barre this season. The Yankees purchased his contract from the minor league club.
The Yankees put Darrell Rasner on the 60-day disabled list, a day after he broke his right index finger on Endy Chavez's comebacker. He had surgery Saturday night and is expected to miss three months.
Clippard pitched in three games for New York in spring training, going 0-0 with a 1.35 ERA in 6 2-3 innings. Last year, the 22-year-old righty led all Yankees' minor leaguers with 175 strikeouts at Double-A Trenton.
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