Whelan promoted to the Bronx
Now, after seven minor league seasons, something seems to have clicked. The 27-year-old was 1-1 with a 1.27 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 27 innings before being bumped to the show this afternoon. He'll be tasked with stemming the tide while the Yankees' bullpen attempts to heal.
One of the best parts about the Yankees is their willingness to stick with guys through injuries and inconsistency (see Norton, Tim and Horne, Alan), and Whelan is just the latest case. Good luck to him.