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.
“can you throw a ball?”
“can you get hitters out?”
“here’s a contract.”
A whopping 450 grand, they probably spend more on sunflower seeds.
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.
We want Ian Snell.
You’re starting to sound like the ladies.
I know you hear it all the time bro. But chicks dig the hitters like Mark. Not the pitchers like Tom, Greg, or Ian
Are there some tax breaks that the Yankees know about that other teams arent aware of for signing old, out of shape pitchers?
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
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.
So much for not wanting to play in the minor leagues.
Entire Yankees Team: 42,000 LB’s
Claws and Antlers
“Most” is a bit generous – the Mariners are paying $5.5m of the Silva’s 2011 pacheck.
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?
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.
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!
Claws and Antlers
Throw in Joba for fun too
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.
It was sarcasm.
Since I am here… I forgot to add Joba Chamberlain to the group.
Haha alright its cool well if Joba can pitch like he has so far all year long he can be Joba The Hutt lol.
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
sigh… here we go again.
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
Brewers- Greinke, Marcum, Parra,Hawkins
Cubs- Cashner, Wells
Dodgers- Garland, Padilla
Mariners- Ardsma, RObertson
Orioles- Guthrie, Matusz
Pirates- Ohlendorf, Lincoln, Olsen
Rangers- Feldman, Hunter, Webb
Reds- Cueto, Arrendondo, Bailey
Rockies- Jiminez, Cook
Tigers- Perry, Zumaya
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.
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.
Damn the Yankees are gonna be spending more money on food in a week then A-rod makes in a year.
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.
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.
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.
i say start him tomorrow and push c.c. back til monday
Pushing back CC is gonna take a bulldozer
What is this “recent struggles” crap we hear about? Hughes has been A terrible starter his entire career. Guess my friend was right…. You wear a tie every Monday….
Your coworkers think u wear them all the time!
I watched… Obviously you didn’t. He had a 5+ ERA the last 28 games included the playoffs.
Did you not watch last year?
If Silva gets called up, Larry will get him fixed.
My statement was sort of sarcastic, sort of true.
As a Jays fan, I’m really pulling for Silva to make the major league ballclub.
“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 Cubs owe the 11.5MM and the M’s owe the 2MM buyout.
The M’s do not owe the 2 mil buyout, seriously, they paid the Cubs 5.5 and are now completely done with Silva, no more, the Cubs inherited the club option and if they don’t want it, it is their responsibility to pay THEIR buyout.
Yep, you’re right. I had it wrong.
I mean are the Cubs responsible for Bradley’s buyout? No? You mean the Mariners inherited that buyout? What a concept.
Desperation can make many a man do dumb things….like sign Carlos silva….
Or like converting Phil Coke to a starter, starting Ordonez in RF,etc
Or chainsmoke six packs of cigarettes a day (Leyland)
Dont be mad at that trade….
You could have a cripple in right with jacksons defense to over compensate and mags will bat 300—has his whole career. Ill take that with solid but mediocre defense any day of the week…..but thanks agaIn for that incredible pony we got in center. He couldn’t be better defensively…
And Phil Coke will turn out better numbers then the yanks platoon of 4/5 starters…plus, it was the Yankees scouting reports that said he would be an adequate starter–the tigers are just proving them right.
I know you yanks fans wish you had those two back, especially with you woes at pitching but your stuck with Kevin millwood as a contingency plan….so I guess silva wasn’t the worst pitcher you all signed this season…
These are some great pickups, Bartolo Colon, Freddy Garcia, Kevin Millwood, Carlos Silva. Yanks are going to have some great depth at pitcher.
Great depth, but not a whole lot of great pitchers. This rotation would have been incredible — 10 years ago. But I don’t mind what Cashman is doing. If just one of them can fill a void until after Pettitte testifies at the Clemens trial and then returns to The Bronx, all will be worth it. As others said, if any of them doesn’t work out or shows an attitude problem, just cut them. No-lose situation.