Yankees Sign Carlos Silva

The Yankees have signed Carlos Silva, according to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated (via Twitter).  It is a minor league deal, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post.  The Yankees will be responsible only for the major league minimum if he is added to the big league roster, says Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (via Twitter).

Silva, who turns 32 in two weeks, was released by the Cubs in late March.  The club is on the hook for most of his $11.5MM salary and $2MM buyout for 2012.  The Yanks weren't originally interested in the pitcher's services after the Cubs cut him loose, Jack Curry of the YES Network tweets, but they'll now take a look at him in light of Phil Hughes' recent struggles.

Early yesterday morning, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported that the right-hander had offers from several teams and was on the cusp of choosing one.  If Silva reaches the big league squad, he'll pitch under Larry Rothschild, his former pitching coach in Chicago.


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52 Comments on "Yankees Sign Carlos Silva"


4 years 4 months ago

haha

deliciouspie
4 years 4 months ago

BAHAHAHAHAHAHA

iheartyourfart
4 years 4 months ago

“can you throw a ball?”
“yes”

“can you get hitters out?”
“i guess”

“here’s a contract.”

bonestock94
4 years 4 months ago

A whopping 450 grand, they probably spend more on sunflower seeds.

TapDancingTeddy
4 years 4 months ago

And they’re only responsible for that much if they put him on their Major League roster. So they may actually be paying him sunflower seed money.

ultimate913
4 years 4 months ago

Say whattttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt??????????????????

Dave_Gershman
4 years 4 months ago

We want Ian Snell.

Ian_Smell
4 years 4 months ago

You’re starting to sound like the ladies.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 4 months ago

I know you hear it all the time bro. But chicks dig the hitters like Mark. Not the pitchers like Tom, Greg, or Ian

4 years 4 months ago

Are there some tax breaks that the Yankees know about that other teams arent aware of for signing old, out of shape pitchers?

4 years 4 months ago

at least it’s just a minor league contract, he better not see the big club unless someone gets hurt and ANY of the killer B’s can’t come up for whatever reason

bigpat
4 years 4 months ago

Wow, it’s almost becoming a joke now, maybe bring in one or two of these guys, not four or five. And this guy has a crappy attitude to boot, very meh move to me.

Alex
4 years 4 months ago

Blech.

RiverKKiller999
4 years 4 months ago

So much for not wanting to play in the minor leagues.

GD31892
4 years 4 months ago

Entire Yankees Team: 42,000 LB’s

TrueYankeeFanNYC
4 years 4 months ago

Fail.

Rangersfan32
4 years 4 months ago

Says you.

4 years 4 months ago

“Most” is a bit generous – the Mariners are paying $5.5m of the Silva’s 2011 pacheck.

thevoiceofbv
4 years 4 months ago

What is the harm is offering a guy a MINOR LEAGUE deal? I’m all for seeing if Silva or anyone else for that matter has left in the tank. Bring on Kevin Appier, John Smoltz, Chuck Finley, Pedro Martinez, Jimmy Key, Kenny Rodgers, and the like.

Come to think of it….I wonder what David Wells or Andy Pettitte would ask for?

TheHotCorner
4 years 4 months ago

Amazing how someone is always willing to give a guy a chance regardless of how badly they have done. I realize it is a minor league deal but if they are concerned about their pitching then they need to make a real move to upgrade.

nick1538
4 years 4 months ago

I can’t wait to see a rotation that contains CC Sabathia, Carlos Silva, Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia. They might not shut down an opponent’s lineup, but they sure could shut down an all-you-can-eat buffet!

Rangersfan32
4 years 4 months ago

Throw in Joba for fun too

LifeLongYankeeFan
4 years 4 months ago

I’m pretty sure CC Sabathia can shut down an opponents line up and now I’m sure someone will come on here and say dude it was sarcasm but I’m gonna defend my team.

nick1538
4 years 4 months ago

It was sarcasm.

Since I am here… I forgot to add Joba Chamberlain to the group.

LifeLongYankeeFan
4 years 4 months ago

Haha alright its cool well if Joba can pitch like he has so far all year long he can be Joba The Hutt lol.

4 years 4 months ago

What does it say about a player when he’s getting paid by three different teams this year? With Silva you know he’s got a chance to add a fourth or fifth before it’s over.

East Coast Bias
4 years 4 months ago

sigh… here we go again.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 4 months ago

Hey East Coast don’t even sweat ’em. Nothing like some good old fashioned hate. People will always try to clown us for what is clearly a depth move. Let’s see. What’s happened over the last two weeks or carried over from this winter?

Angels- Kazmir, Pinero
A’s- Wuertz, Bailey, Harden
Blue Jays-Francisco, Morrow
Braves-Jurrjens
Brewers- Greinke, Marcum, Parra,Hawkins
Cardinals- Wainright
Cubs- Cashner, Wells
Dbacks- Duke
Dodgers- Garland, Padilla
Mariners- Ardsma, RObertson
Mets- Santana
Orioles- Guthrie, Matusz
Padres- Latos
Phillies- Lidge
Pirates- Ohlendorf, Lincoln, Olsen
Rangers- Feldman, Hunter, Webb
Rays- Howell
Reds- Cueto, Arrendondo, Bailey
Rockies- Jiminez, Cook
Tigers- Perry, Zumaya
WSox-Peavy
Yanks-Feliciano, Marte

All on the DL.

Some of those injuries are nothing. Some are going to hurt. Nothing like beingableto stash a coupleofmajorleague vetsin the minors for $400k, especially when some other team is paying them severalmillions NOT to pitch. Even if his contribution ends up being small,it’s still worth it.

Rabbitov
4 years 4 months ago

Hard to sustain your point when you consider that Freddy Garcia and Bartolo Colon are already on the roster.

A pitching staff of band-aids starts to bleed eventually in the AL East.

GriffeyandSizemore
4 years 4 months ago

Damn the Yankees are gonna be spending more money on food in a week then A-rod makes in a year.

Ben Zetlitz
4 years 4 months ago

I think it’s funny that Silva refuses to be a 6th starter in the minors with the Cubs so he leaves.

Within the next week the Cubs put 2 of their 5 starters on the DL and are using relievers to start out of desperation.

Now Silva signs to play in the Yankees minor league system? Silva Fail.

4 years 4 months ago

It is strange how it worked out. If Silva hadn’t burnt the bridges behind him on the way out of Chicago the Cubs might have brought him back. Really though I don’t think they’re crying over it now. The Yankees are just being proactive, I doubt they expect anything out of him other than a warm body.

cmock
4 years 4 months ago

Seeing Silva start tomorrow in the rubber match would be like winning the lottery, he’s probably the only pitcher in baseball Beckett has a chance of out pitching at this point.