Coming into this season, 29-year old righty Sergio Mitre had pitched in 90 games (61 starts) in his major league career in which he was 13-26 with a 5.56 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP. He had pretty much failed as both a starting pitcher and a long reliever. It looks as if the Yankees are going to convert him into a short reliever and he has the stuff to succeed in that role. He has pitched in 10 games (2 starts) for the Yankees this year and he is 0-1 with a 2.74 ERA and a 0..96 WHIP. Mitre has only allowed 15 hits in 23 innings this season for the Yankees. With Chad Gaudin on board now to handle the long relief role it will be interesting to see if Mitre continues to adapt well to his new role.