The New York Yankees are adding veteran reliever Ernesto Frieri to the bullpen mix.
A big part of the New York Yankees success this season is going to be their bullpen. They brought back Aroldis Chapman to go with Dellin Betances and Tyler Clippard. They have other options like Adam Warren and some younger arms like Jonathan Holder and Ben Heller. The Yankees love to shuttle relievers in and out between Scranton and the Bronx. It appears they are adding another veteran right-handed reliever to their corps.
Ernesto Frieri, who hasn’t pitched in majors since 2015, said he hasn’t officially signed with the Yankees. “Hopefully, tomorrow, he said.
Even if Frieri starts in AAA and proves he’s back to where he was a couple of years ago and then gets called up to the majors, that can still be a valuable piece as you go through the six month grind of a season.
It’s also an example of how if you are a free agent and get to participate in the World Baseball Classic it may end up being to your benefit and how we may see other players who are free agents who played in the WBC get an opportunity with a major league club.