New York Yankees Information: Yankees signal one other attention-grabbing arm
Yahoo Sports | Scott Thompson: Jon Morosi reported that the Yankees will be taking a low risk flight for relief pitcher Kyle Barraclough when they signed him to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. The right-hander’s final team were the San Diego Padres in the shortened 2020 season, but he didn’t raise. In 2019, he had an ugly 5.61 ERA, 1.75 whip, and 40/21 K / BB ratio over 33.2 innings between two clubs. The bombers are hoping he can regain his form before 2018 – he had some ERA seasons under 3.00 in 2015 and 2016, and ended 2017 at 3.00. For his career he has an ERA of 3.53 and a FIP of 3.84 in 252.1 frames.
New York Daily News | Kristie Ackert: Third baseman Gio Urshela spoke to reporters Tuesday night after receiving the Thurman Munson Award and said that while he might miss the start of spring training, it should be fine by opening day. In December, he had an operation to remove a bone chip from his elbow. The operation was delayed due to his battle with COVID-19. Urshela also praised the Yankees who signed his old Cleveland teammate Corey Kluber.
ESPN | Associated Press: Baseball lost a very good left-handed player in the 1960s, 1970s and part of the 1980s; Grant Jackson died from complications from COVID-19. He was 78 years old. Jackson won the seventh game of the 1979 World Series for the Pittsburgh Pirates “We Are Family” and in 1976 played for the Yankees. In fact, it was an important addition to the trading session. He achieved an ERA of 1.69 and a whip of 0.92 in 58.2 innings during the stretch run and helped the bombers win their first pennant since 1964. During 18 seasons on The Show, he had an ERA of 3.46 in 1,358.2 innings.
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