The Yankees have released righty Adam Warren, per MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (Twitter link). He had been with the team on a minor-league pact.
Warren, who has been working back from Tommy John surgery, was not a participant in Summer Camp. His contract is a two-year arrangement, befitting his rehab status.
It seems that coronavirus-related roster management matters forced the decision. GM Brian Cashman explained that Warren is progressing well, as Jack Curry of YES reports on Twitter. Indeed, the expectation is that the Yanks will work out a new deal with him in the coming offseason.
The 32-year-old Warren had a rough ’19 campaign with the Padres and hasn’t had a lot of success outside of New York. But he has always had some magic in pinstripes. Over 407 total frames with the Yanks, he carries a 3.18 ERA with 8.0 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9.
Damn…I always like Adam Warren.
Bet he’s back next season. The guy has always shined in New York, just as the article stated. I think he has a few more miles in his arm, if he can get healthy.
Hopes Bloom sees that.
Article says Yanks are likely to re-up in the off season but it would be nice for Bloom to tweak the fires and force the Yanks to pay more than they expect to.
I liked him too but he’s probably not going to play this season anyway. Was he released because Yankees need to add someone like Clark Schmidt to the 40 man roster?
Warren wasn’t on the 40 man roster.
He wasn’t on the 40 man so he wasn’t released for a roster spot, although they could use the 60 man spot for someone else I suppose. Then again, wasn’t he on IL rehabbing?
I think because he wasn’t on the 40, the IL listing wouldn’t help him stay off the 60. Basically he had to be released if not on the 60.
It’s a little confusing though, because if the gamble was signing him for 2 years knowing this year would likely be a wash… why bail out on that now? They have 60 man spots
Warren is this generation’s Billy Martin. He’ll be back = )
Reunite him with Girardi. Warren never had an era above 3.9 in in a Joe Girardi bullpen
He was also much younger back then and didn’t have an injury so….
Ducky Buckin Fent
Man, I remember last winter when I saw the Yanks signed him. He was a fantastic utility pitcher for us.
Both of his times in pinstripes.
I’d lost track of him in the NL. Was surprised to learn he’d undergone TJS.
He was never going to be able to pitch this year. I think the article is correct. The Yanks’ll bring him back on a minor league deal.
Could be a decent addition to next year’s pen.
He will be back with the Yanks in no time. Much like David Robertson, he and the Yankees will forever be intertwined. Despite his best efforts to leave, he will return in pinstripes.
Probably means Joe will make the roster.
The problem I see is here is a guy who wants to play for the Yankees but not once but twice Yankees traded him. Once in the Castro trade with Cubs and then to Seattle for International money for hopes of getting Othani. The Yankees now released him. This guy getting mixed signals from the Yankees that they keep wanting him back and he wants to come back but he’s traded and now released. Warren unfortunately is glutton for punishment. I truly like him but deserves more than what the Yankees been doing to him last several years.
Fortunately for him, he’s a man, so he understands baseball is a business and business decisions are often complex.
The Castro trade basically ended up being Castro for Ben Zobrist. Brendan Ryan was a throw in and immediately released. Warren was traded back to the Yankees for with Glayber Torres and 2 others. The two others like Ryan were irrelevant to the trade.
Would be a nice depth piece for the Mets
I remember his major league debut. Crazy game 2012 against the White Sox and José Quintana at Yankee Stadium. 14-7 final. He would start the game for the Yankees and Dewayne Wise would finish it. Then a few months later José would start a game against Minnesota and Wise would finish it. In fact there were 6 other guys who played in this game that played for both teams all of them played for Chicago before New York.