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Yankees sign Rich Hill

Jul 17, 2014, 8:18 PM EDT

Rich Hill AP

Chad Jennings of the Journal News reports that the Yankees have signed left-handed reliever Rich Hill. He has been assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

This is the third organization for Hill in the space of three weeks. The Red Sox traded him to the Angels for cash considerations at the beginning of July, but he faced just four batters over two games before he was designated for assignment and later released.

Hill, now 34, has a 3.23 ERA and 45/17 K/BB ratio in 39 innings at the Triple-A level this year. However, given his control problems in the majors over the past couple of seasons, he’s no sure thing to get a chance with the big club in New York.

  1. csbanter - Jul 17, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    How many days to the end of the season ?

    – Derek Jeter

  2. jfk69 - Jul 17, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Looks more like somebody is coming to the show from AAA

  3. ereed1286 - Jul 17, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    Ooooh, they’re contenders now!

  4. sdelmonte - Jul 17, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    Loved him way back when on Not Necessarily the News.

  5. jimbroney - Jul 17, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    Edmonton oilers fan here. I think that was a wise pickup, still got some gas in the tank.

  6. mikhelb - Jul 17, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    I wonder who willbe DFA’d in the MLB roster to promote a guy from AAA, Hill i think was signed to replace somebody at AAA. Maybe Beltr├ín will finally hit the DL to get the operation done, if he delays it more he has a chance not to play in 2016 and maybe never again, the guy is old and is back in his old “I will do whatever I want whenever I want to” way of thinking that got him labeled as a lazy player from his days in KC where his potential was really big but never exploited it until later in his career (and after he bought that monkey).

  7. pisano - Jul 18, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    Great move, another junkyard player.

  8. yahmule - Jul 18, 2014 at 12:41 AM

    You never know. A lot of people wrote Kazmir off completely, too. I give this guy credit for sticking with it.

    • dan1111 - Jul 18, 2014 at 4:33 AM

      His ERA so far this season is infinity, so he has nowhere to go but up.

  9. trbmb - Jul 18, 2014 at 7:22 AM

    This is Cashboy, sign any Pitcher who has ever thrown a single major league pitch. Cashboy is a joke GM, his time is up.

  10. rbj1 - Jul 18, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Yes, we are that desperate.

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