NEW YORK (AP) The Yankees shortly discovered a substitute for his or her bullpen, agreeing to a $2.5 million, one-year contract with submarining right-hander Darren O’Day, an individual accustomed to the negotiations informed The Related Press on Wednesday.
The deal contains participant and membership choices for 2022, the particular person stated, talking on situation of anonymity as a result of the settlement is a topic to a profitable bodily.
O’Day takes the spot vacated when the Yankees traded right-hander Adam Ottavino to Boston on Monday, a transfer that lower $7.15 million from New York’s payroll. O’Day figures to hitch left-hander Zack Britton and right-hander Chad Green as the first setup males for nearer Aroldis Chapman.
O’Day, 38, was 4-Zero with a 1.10 ERA in 16 1/Three innings over 19 video games final yr with Atlanta, placing out 22 and strolling 5 whereas permitting eight hits. Whereas his fastball averaged simply 86 mph, his low arm angle creates deception; right-hander hitters batted .143 (7 for 49) off him with one dwelling run, by Boston’s Xander Bogaerts, the leadoff batter of O’Day’s last look of the season. Left-handed hitters have been 1 for 10.
He grew to become a free agent when Atlanta declined a $3.25 million choice, triggering a $250,000 buyout.
O’Day is a 13-year main league veteran, going 40-19 with a 2.51 ERA and 600 strikeouts and 158 walks in 576 2/Three innings for the Los Angeles Angels (2008), New York Mets (2009), Texas (2009-11), Baltimore (2012-18) and Braves (2019-20).
He was an All-Star in 2015, when he had a 1.52 ERA and 6 saves whereas placing out 82 in 65 1/Three innings, however he missed the ultimate two months of the 2018 season with a strained left hamstring and the primary 5 months of 2019 with a strained proper forearm sustained throughout spring coaching.
He earned $833,333 in prorated pay final yr from a $2.25 million wage, down from a $31 million, four-year contract he signed with Baltimore forward of the 2016 season.
His spouse, Elizabeth Prann, is a correspondent for HLN and CNN, previously of Fox Information.
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