Friday, January 8, 2016


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.

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.

Welcome Mr. Yates.

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