Yankees latest news and rumors | They sign Danny Salazar, Gleyber Torres and more

The New York Yankees added depth to their minor league pitching with the signing of Danny Salazar, a Dominican who was selected to the MLB All-Star Game in 2016.

The signing of Salazar, 32, who was in the Major Leagues with the Cleveland organization until 2019, was revealed by a person with knowledge of the team’s decisions to NJ Advance Media Thursday night.

Salazar needed surgery on his right shoulder that sidelined him for the entire 2018 season. In addition, he hasn’t pitched professionally since 2019, when he was released by Cleveland.

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Brian Cashman dismisses comments from Astros owner

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General manager Brian Cashman was quick to respond to Astros owner Jim Crane, who compared the Yankees’ $100,000 fine for cracking signs through replay rooms in 2015 and 2016 to the Houston sign-stealing scandal of 2017.

“You’re trying to equate probably the equivalent of one parking ticket to 162 felonies. I don’t think anyone is going to believe that… But I applaud him for trying,» Cashman told NJ.Com on Thursday.

Gleyber Torres earns praise from Aaron Boone

Manager Aaron had words of praise for Venezuelan Gleyber Torres, who has responded with the wood in pressure situations.

“He is ready and prepared. Whatever the outcome, I love his process, his preparation and then the quality of the at-bat,” he told NJ.com.