Mitre underwent Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery in July 2008 and agreed to a Minor League contract with New York that November. He then sat out the first 50 games while serving a suspension for testing positive for a banned substance under Major League Baseball's Drug Policy.
The 28-year-old joined the Yankees in late July and went 3-3 with a 6.79 ERA in 12 games (nine starts).
In six seasons with three different teams, Mitre is 13-26 with a 5.56 ERA in 90 career games (61 starts).
Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.