Quick note, and yet another signing by the New York Yankees.
It's being reported that the Yankees signed Cleveland Indian and former Tampa Bay Ray Kirby Yates to a deal. He's a big right hander and clearly a guy who will be competing for a spot in the Yankee pen.
Jack Curry Tweets:
Nice. And yes, while Curry says a Kirby's a lefty, he recognized he made a mistake in a followup tweet. That's why I love the Curry, not afraid to admit a mistake. Good egg.Yankees have purchased Kirby Yates, a LH reliever, from the Indians. He had been DFA'd. He's 1-2 w/ 5.27 ERA in 57 career games (w/ Rays)— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) January 8, 2016
Anyway, According to Hardball Talk: "Yates also has a 2.33 ERA and 162/44 K/BB ratio in 112 innings at Triple-A, so he should get a chance to compete for a middle relief spot in the Yankees’ bullpen during spring training. However, as an extreme fly-ball pitcher he’s seemingly a poor fit to call Yankee Stadium home."
Nice nugget. Good to know.
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