Mike Ashmore reports that Mark Melancon has finally been promoted to Triple-A Scranton:
Mark Melancon was 6-0 with a 1.81 ERA in 19 appearances. He had a WHIP under one, and was striking out nearly one batter per inning. Scranton will be the true test, and if he's lights out in August and the Yankees have a need, don't be shocked to see him in pinstripes.
Melancon has been nothing short of phenomenal all season between Tampa and Trenton, but he has already tossed 75.0 IP on the season - and that's a lot.
I wouldn't rule out a trip to the Bronx in 2008, but I wouldn't bet on it either unless the big club really becomes desperate for bullpen help.
Nonetheless, we're going to be seeing a lot of this kid in 2009 because the consensus in the organization is that he's going to be a mainstay in that Yankee bullpen for years to come.
Melancon's 2008 stats can be viewed here.