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Yankees sign Manny Delcarmen to minor-league deal

Jan 31, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

Manny Delcarmen

Manny Delcarmen didn’t pitch in the majors last year, spending the entire season at Triple-A, and now the 29-year-old reliever will try to make it back to the big leagues with the Yankees.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that Delcarmen has agreed to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training, where he’ll try to win a middle relief job.

Delcarmen was an excellent setup man for the Red Sox in 2007 and 2008, but his velocity and strikeout totals dipped after that and he has a combined 4.74 ERA and 82/66 K/BB ratio in 112 innings since. And that doesn’t include last season’s ugly 5.59 ERA in 39 innings at Triple-A.

  1. deathmonkey41 - Jan 31, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    As with the talk of the Bill Hall signing yesterday, my response is once again, “Meh.”

    • foreverchipper10 - Jan 31, 2012 at 3:21 PM

      Bill Hall didn’t sign as far as I am aware.

  2. pisano - Jan 31, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Why?

  3. farvite - Jan 31, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    Why not just trade the next Brien Taylor or Joba Chamberlain for King Felix?

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