New York Yankees Sign 2 Pitchers

The New York Yankees have signed pitchers Ryan Weber and Manny Banuelos each to minor-league contracts. 

Although his number of appearances has been limited, Weber has actually pitched in the big leagues at least one time each year since the 2015 season. In 63 career games between the Atlanta Braves, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox, and Milwaukee Brewers, he has a 4-12 record, 5.28 ERA, and 107 strikeouts. In 2021 season was a wild one for him, as he played for Boston, Milwaukee, and Seattle. In four appearances, he had a 12.10 ERA. 

Banuelos will be hoping to pitch at the major-league level again for the first time since 2019. In 23 career games between the Atlanta Braves and Chicago White Sox, he sports a 4-8 record, 6.31 ERA, and 63 strikeouts. Yet, he began his journey to the majors with the Yankees way back in 2008 and was once viewed as a top prospect. Now, he will be aiming to finally make the Yankees in 2022. Funny how time works.

Overall, there's nothing wrong with the Yankees adding some depth. Even if they two do not end up making the team's primary roster this season, there's no harm in these signings. 

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