The Yankees have signed righty David Hale to a minors pact, per a club announcement. He’ll report to the team’s top affiliate.
With the signing, Hale will return to the place (Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre) that he opened the 2018 season. He has completed a brief tour of the majors since, appearing both for and against the Yankees over an eventful ten day stretch.
Hale, 30, owns a 4.56 ERA in his 183 2/3 career MLB innings. Most of those, however, came back in 2014-15. He has mostly worked in the upper minors since. In 81 2/3 total innings last year with the Dodgers organization, Hale carried a 4.08 ERA with 6.6 K/9 and just 1.5 BB/9.