Yankees Sign Pitcher With 8.03 ERA, Recently DFA’d By Blue Jays

This likely won't soothe the savage denizens of the Bronx den, but the New York Yankees have made a move to try to potentially address their bullpen. 

Despite being DFA'd by the strugggling Toronto Blue Jays two weeks ago, and posting an 8.03 ERA thus far this season, left-handed reliever Tim Mayza has found a home with the Yankees. On a minor league contract, at least. 

Mayza was a strong presence from the left side in the Toronto bullpen for several years.  In 2023, he had a 1.52 ERA in 53.1 innings with a 53:15 K/BB ratio. In seven seasons with the Blue Jays, he sported a 3.87 ERA with 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings.

The 32-year-old has slipped badly this season, however. In addition to his 8.03 ERA in 24.2 innings, he also has struck out just 5.8 batters per nine, while walking 4.4. 

The Yankees are struggling, losers of 17 of their last 23 games, and the bullpen has been decimated by injuries, with Ian HamiltonJonathan Loáisiga and Nick Burdi each landing on the injured list.

For now, however, Mayza is expected to try to re-find his groove at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. 

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