The New York Yankees signed pitcher Danny Salazar to a minor league contract this Friday, to see how his conditions are and if he can help in the Major Leagues with the passing of the season.
Salazar hasn’t pitched in the MLB since 2019 due to recurring injuries, but perhaps the Yankees want to see if there’s anything left of that pitcher who went to the All-Star Game with the now Cleveland Guardians in 2016, a season in which he had a 3.87 ERA. , 161 strikeouts and 63 walks in 137.1 innings of work.
RHP Danny Salazar agrees to a minor league contract with the New York Yankees, per @mikedeportes.
– Héctor Gómez (@hgomez27) May 12, 2022
The Yankees lead the AL East by 4.5 games ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays, so they’re in no rush to give Salazar a shot at the big team.
Salazar is kind of a sure thing that he’ll first have to prove himself in the minor leagues with the Bronx Mules, who gave him another chance to show himself. The pitcher has been unemployed for almost 3 years due to physical discomfort, so the road to his return is just beginning.
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The Dominican has an ERA of 3.82 and 688 strikeouts in his Major League career.