Yet if none of that works out, he’ll have spent a year (or more) honing his control and secondary pitches in a rotation role, having shown he can go multiple innings, and can harness that in a relief role to much better results than he’s had for parts of his major league career. Of course, taking him off the Norfolk shuttle could help that, too. He had a 3.21 ERA with eight scoreless outings in 10 appearances in September once rosters expanded, but hasn’t had much security otherwise. Yacabonis has pitched in seven of the nine games he’s been active in the bullpen at the major league level outside of last September. As much as some clarity on his future might help, so might a little bit of rope when he’s up.