TRENTON Justus Sheffield was in the dumps during the spring training day in early March that he was told his stay in big-league camp was over.
Being cut wasn’t what bummed out the Yankees ‘ top-rated pitching prospect. The 21-year-old left-hander was upset with himself that was leaving on a sour note.
That day, I’m not going to lie, I was shocked, Sheffield said. I was a little bit mad. Mostly I was just surprised and curious. I wanted to know why? I asked. He just said, ‘We’re here for your best interests. This is what we think is best for you. Work on your command.’
There was really nothing I could say except for, ‘Yes, sir.’ After that day I went back to work and got ready to go back to Trenton and get after it.
Sheffield got after it, and a month into the season he was promoted on Thursday to Triple-A.
His pitching got him there – Sheffield is 1-2 with a 2.25 ERA in five starts with 39 strikeouts in 28 innings – but his mentor played a role in this promotion, too.
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