Yankees acquire RHP Kirby Yates
The New York Yankees today announced that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Kirby Yates from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for cash considerations.
Yates, 28, is 1-2 with one save and a 5.27 ERA (56.1IP, 56H, 33ER, 22BB, 63K, 14HR, .253 opp. BA) in 57 career relief appearances over parts of two Major League seasons (2014-15) with Tampa Bay. Right-handed batters have hit .237 (36-for-152) with a .295 on-base percentage against him in his career. On November 25, 2015, he was acquired by Cleveland from Tampa Bay in exchange for cash considerations.
Over seven minor league seasons (2009-15), Yates has a 14-14 record with 69 saves and a 2.67 ERA (343.2IP, 247H, 102ER, 159BB, 455K) in 209 games (18 starts). He was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Rays on June 19, 2009.
The Yankees' 40-man roster now stands at 38.