Yankees Acquire 7-Year Veteran From Mets & DFA Pitcher

The New York Yankees have bolstered their bullpen by claiming right-handed pitcher Michael Tonkin off waivers from their crosstown rivals, the Mets.

Tonkin, despite a turbulent season that saw him designated for assignment multiple times, three times in the last month, offers experience and potential as a valuable addition to the Yankees' pitching staff.

This season, Tonkin holds a flat 6.00 ERA across nine innings and six appearances.

Over his seven-year career, the 34-year-old holds a 4.44 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, with 235 strikeouts across 235.1 innings and 192 appearances.

However, this acquisition came at the cost of right-hander McKinley Moore, whom the Yankees designated for assignment to make room for Tonkin on the roster.

Moore, previously claimed off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies, struggled with control issues during his brief tenure with the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate.

As Tonkin integrates into the Yankees' bullpen mix, Manager Aaron Boone gains another option to navigate tight games and critical situations. Photo Credit: John Jones-USA TODAY Sports