The Staten Island Yankees will now boast two former hurlers on the New York Yankee roster.
Brandon Claussen is scheduled to make his first professional start for the New York Yankees on Saturday at Shea Stadium.
Claussen is 1-0 with a 1.34 ERA in six starts at Triple-A Columbus.
He played with the Staten Island Yankees in 1999, going 6-4 with a 3.38 ERA in 12 games. He moved through the system, pitching for Greensboro and Tampa in 2000 and for Tampa and Norwich in 2001. He sat out the 2002 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Claussen will become the fourth former Staten Island Yankee to reach the Major Leagues. Jason Anderson has spent much of 2003 on the New York Yankee roster. Wily Mo Pena plays for the Cincinnati Reds, and Rosman Garcia pitches for the Texas Rangers.
NOTES: Jason Aderson won his first win in pinstripes. The former Staten Island Yankee standout earned his first win as a New York Yankee, as the Bronx Bombers beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 10-9, at Tropicana Field on Tuesday, June 24.