Yankees sign former Marlins pitcher to give depth to their pitching

NEW YORK.- The right-hander Cody Poteet agreed on Friday a one-year contract with the New York Yankeeswho are looking to replenish their staff after sending four of their pitchers to San Diego in a trade that acquired Juan Soto.

Poteet underwent surgery Tommy John performed by the doctor Texas RangersDr. Keith Meister, on August 17, 2022, while he was part of the Miami Marlinsand then turned down an outright assignment after the season and elected to become a free agent.

Signed a minor league contract with Kansas City and returned to the mound to make a two-inning start for Triple-A Omaha in Columbus on September 23.

The 29-year-old was 2-4 with a 4.45 ERA in nine starts and 10 relief appearances for Miami in 2021-2022, striking out 53 and walking 27 in 58 2/3 innings. A fourth-round pick from the Marlins in the 2015 amateur draft, he is 19-39 in 100 starts and four relief appearances in eight minor league seasons.

Hard goodbye with the Marlins:

Poteet pitched for the last time on a mound in the Big leagues on July 16, 2022, when he allowed five runs in the eighth inning of the loss to the Marlins 10-0 against Philadelphia.

New York sent the rights Michael King, Jhony Brito, Randy Vasquez and Drew Thorpe to the Parents last month, along with the receiver Kyle Higashioka.

The Yankees They are in urgent need of obtaining better results in the next major league season, after 2023 became a catastrophe in which they failed to advance to the postseason.

FOUNTAIN: With information from AP