Yankees Bring Right-Hander Back Into The Fold

The New York Yankees have claimed a familiar face off waivers, bringing right-handed reliever Albert Abreu back into the fold. 

Abreu spent 2020 and 2021 in Pinstripes, getting into 28 games and finishing 14 of them in '21. He recorded one save, and an ERA of 5.15 with a WHIP of 1.25. 

The Yankees traded the 26-year-old to the Texas Rangers back in April, in return for catcher Jose Trevino. After he walked 12 batters in just 8 innings in Texas, the Rangers dealt him to the Kansas City Royals, who soon after placed him on waivers. 

The Yankees hope to be able to work with him to harness his control, as he has an alarmingly high walk rate, both in the majors (6.5 per 9 innings) and even in the minors (4.4 walks per 9). 

New York has designated righty David McKay to make room on the roster. 

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