Is it time to give Albaladejo another shot?

Jonathan Albaladejo was called up this year. Only problem for him is that it wasn't to pitch. Rather, it was to hang out in a Detroit hotel between games of a day-night doubleheader to wait for a call in case he was needed to rescue a depleted pitching corps. He never got the call. In spite of a poor spring training in 2010 and several failed attempts at securing a bullpen spot with the Yankees after arriving from the Nationals in a trade for Tyler Clippard several seasons ago, Jonathan Albaladejo has perservered at Scranton Wilkes-Barre this season and put up some impressive numbers as a closer: 1-1 with a 1.33 ERA in 24 games, 27 innings pitched allowing 15 hits and 10 walks while striking out 33, amassing 18 saves while holding opposing hitters to a .155 batting average against him. I haven't been the biggest Albaladejo fan in the past, but given Melancon's and Logan's inconsistency, I believe that he should be given a chance if the Yankees want to make a bullpen move. That moves seems more and more likely as Chad Gaudin continues to struggle out of the pen since his return to the Yankees.

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