The New York Yankees 2012 season has yet to get underway, but it seems David Phelps has already picked up the first win. The Yankees have confirmed the 25-year-old righty beat out fellow Thunder alums Adam Warren and D.J. Mitchell to win the final spot in the Bronx Bombers bullpen today.
In addition, former Thunder pitcher George Kontos was traded to the San Francisco Giants for catcher Chris Stewart.
Phelps made 14 starts for Trenton in 2010, and went 6-0 with a 2.04 ERA. Overall, he boasts a 38-15 career minor league record with a 2.61 ERA, with a solid 1.184 WHIP and 0.6 HR/9.
Last season, he battled injuries with Triple-A Scranton, but still put together a strong season and was the in-house candidate to make a spot start in the middle of the season before Brian Gordon was signed.
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