Yankees Sign Randy Flores

The Yankees signed lefty reliever Randy Flores to a minor league deal, reports Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.  The deal includes an opt-out, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX SportsJoel Sherman of the New York Post tweets that the opt-out is before the All-Star break.

Flores, 35, opted out of his minor league deal with the Padres on Sunday.  Four teams expressed interest in the CAA client, tweets Sherman.  Flores faced lefties about 61% of the time, posting a 9.5 K/9 and 1.6 BB/9 against them.

Mike Axisa profiled Flores at River Ave. Blues yesterday, noting that Yankees lefties Pedro Feliciano, Damaso Marte, and Kei Igawa are unusable currently, leaving Boone Logan as the team's only lefty reliever.  Flores was drafted by the Yankees in the ninth round in 1997 and later traded to the Rangers in the Randy Velarde deal of '01.

7 Responses to Yankees Sign Randy Flores Leave a Reply

  1. rayking 4 years ago

    I wish the Cards would have taken him back, Trevor Miller has been mediocre at best. Comes in, walks a guy, gets yanked. At least Trevor’s consistent, I suppose…

  2. MB923 4 years ago

    Big pickup I think. Yankees surely could have used another lefty reliever.  Or any reliever for that matter. The team plays 31 games in the next 32 days.

  3. Lunchbox45 4 years ago

    where are the quality free agent arms you speak of?
    if you know where to pick a few up I’m sure Cashman would be extremely interested  

  4. bleachercreature 4 years ago

    He’s a LOOGY, who cares? 

  5. Vmmercan 4 years ago

    How are they  not fielding a full team? They had three lefty relievers, two of them were injured and the one who isn’t is filling the roster in the majors, implying this is an insurance signing. 

  6. MB923 4 years ago

    “I’ve never seen a team gobble up so many old pitchers in my lifetime.”

    2009 Red Sox- Wakefield 43, Smoltz 40, Oki 34, Saito 40, Wagner 38, Byrd, 39

    I may be off on some of them, but that’s a pretty old pitching staff. Of course they had young ones too, but so do the Yankees this year.

  7. Lunchbox45 4 years ago

    Well in their defense, this free agent crop was slim pickings.. and realistically going in to the season, if they had landed lee they ideally would have been fine…

    but petitte retires, hughes’ arm dies and lee signs in philly

    realistically they will still be fine, their offense is their driving factor

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