After running up K's at an almost 11 per 9 inning clip last year at Staten Island, Betances looked like he didn't miss a beat in his debut for Low A Charleston. His line : 5 IP, 8 K, 2 BB, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 HR .
Encouraging start, especially considering the rumblings over the winter of potential TJ surgery. Judging by his results, he appears to be just fine.
In other Yankee minor league news, Kei Igawa twirled 6 perfect innings with 7 K in the Scranton Yankee opener. This is what Iggy does-dominates AAA, convinces the big league club he's finally got it figured out, only to implode once again at the big league level. Perfect or not, I'm far from convinced.