The Yankees are in agreement with reliever Tyler Danish on a minor league contract, reports Sweeny Murti of WFAN (on Twitter). He’ll be in big league camp as a non-roster invitee to Spring Training.
Danish has appeared in parts of four major league seasons, with the bulk of his work coming this year. He made brief MLB appearances as a member of the White Sox each year from 2016-18 before a few seasons kicking around the upper minors. Danish latched on with the Red Sox on a minor league deal last winter and cracked the 40-man roster out of Spring Training. He’d spend most of the season in the majors, with 32 of his 42 outings coming at the highest level.
The 28-year-old posted a 5.13 ERA through 40 1/3 innings over that stretch. Danish induced grounders at a solid 47.2% clip and limited walks to a meager 6.9% rate but he didn’t miss many bats. He averaged just under 91 MPH on his sinker, relying more frequently on a low-80s curveball than any other offering. The Florida native picked up swinging strikes on a below-average 7.4% of his pitches, resulting in a fairly modest 18.5% strikeout percentage.
At the end of the season, the Red Sox ran Danish through outright waivers. He cleared and elected minor league free agency, where he’s now landed with their top rivals. He’ll try to crack a Yankee bullpen that is already fairly deep in right-handed options. Clay Holmes, Jonathan Loáisiga, Ron Marinaccio, Tommy Kahnle, Lou Trivino and Michael King should be on the roster if healthy (as would southpaw Wandy Peralta). Domingo Germán and Albert Abreu — both of whom are out of minor league option years — look to have the inside track on jobs as well. Jimmy Cordero, Greg Weissert, Matt Krook and Clarke Schmidt are all also on the 40-man roster but can still be sent to the minors.
Given that depth, Danish looks likely to open the season at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He’d add some experienced depth to the upper levels of the system. He’s out of minor league options himself, so if he cracks the 40-man roster at any point, he’ll have to remain in the majors or be designated for assignment and made available to other clubs.
Does Cashman have room for a Danish?
Eat me I’m a danish- Weird Al
Little known fact; Eat Me I’m a Danish is not a Weird Al song. It is sung by a guy named Kenny Hollywood. Useless fact of the day for everyone!
BTW – Best Weird Al song is White & Nerdy, an all time classic! I believe Key & Peele were in his video.
One thing about Cashman: he always leaves room for pastry.
Not too much dough for Danish.
Now I feel like a pastry!
Mmm now that’s good Danish. Well, mediocre Danish, really. But certainly done upside to this Danish. Hopefully the Yankees pitching coaches can drop him on the floor and make it a filthy Danish.
Was actually fairly decent last year – a fine low lev guy. Threw 31 and 33 on consecutive two inning appearances in early July, immediately went on the DL, came back to surrender 9 ER in 9 IP.
The Danish are coming from Florida now? I’m confused.
Try not to have a mental bake-down.
What do you call a pastry that uses a thesaurus? A synonym roll!
What type of pastry do quarterbacks hate? Turnovers!
What happens if you bring too many Danishes to your Uncle’s New Year’s Eve Party? You get cross-Aunts!
Excellent, although the nuances are a bit beyond the south siders, the rest of us are “lmao” belly chortlin.
Hard to make Danish jokes without some being cheesy!
Muffin wrong with that.
I just hope Danish won’t go bacon my heart. If he gets scrambled up, he’s scone the next day.
Dang! Are you kiddin’ me? We got us a pun buffet right here!
MannyBeingMVP with another great post!
DeGrom Texas Ranger
That K/BB from 2021 in the minors is quite impressive and quite an outlier.
That HR/9 though. Not pretty.
Yankee fans showing some class so far….
In addition to the stupid pastry jokes, there is none of the typical ‘dumpster diving, this guy will put us over the top,…..’ comments. Wait, it is because I have muted all the Yankee fans….never mind… I am sure the normal bs is coming….
Do you literally mute people if they’re a Yankee fan? Every fan of every team winds up sounding the same, just for their team. If you inserted teams’ players/moves in any given fan comment they all sound the same.
Jokes on you. To this point, literally nobody has said anything like that except for you. Sadly, it’s usually in Red Sox related posts that those come out.
Classic troll-baiting. As you can see, his comments add absolutely no value to this board.
So this guy decides to drop by here… and that’s his contribution.
Good luck with those issues.
The bad news is, you need help. The good news is, we may have caught it in time.
Pastry jokes are all in fun. Nothing negative being said
He was batting practice for the Jays lmao.
He’ll be up for a cup of coffee
Hope he doesn’t waffle on pitch selection, throws with enough juice, and is able to bring home the bacon.
Junkyard – I came to this thread specifically to see this joke…well played.Am a little disappointed that it was this far down the thread but overall nice selection of humor.
He definitely ain’t no Cookie Rojas
Number one on the east side.
One of the things I actually praise Cashman for is his emphasis of GB rates. This led to Clay Holmes, late season injuries aside was key in getting the Yankees to the playoffs. A less costly and more efficient use of Hank’s money which actually helps the team win is always a good thing. Too bad they can’t do same in other areas.
You are right about that, unfortunately.
I put that squarely on Chapman had he actually been focused on helping the team win rather than on himself. Every bullpen members’ workload increase bc of his selfishness.
strawberry or apple?
I awoke this morning to see this story and feel compelled to go buy a pastry now.
Beyond that, enjoy Scranton, Tyler.
So if the Yankees give him the Weber treatment, how many cups of coffee will they need to wash down this poor guy?
Hayzee: Didn’t see you before, but I hope you had a Merry Christmas, friend.
Thanks! It was yesterday. We both got COVID and quarantined at home. Then we hung out with the family octogenarians with our masks on. I got a crazy good book, “No New Lessons” by Paul R. White. It’s a great read about a weekend trek in Alaska by three Air Force pilots. Makes me want to go outside on the trails, test out the new hips. Easy there, cowboy, all in good time. Happy New Year!
Sorry to hear about the Covid – that sucks. Sounds like an interesting story though, man. Glad you got to enjoy it with your family!
Happy New Year!
Amazing. When the RS pick up minor league depth, we can count on 200 negative comments. When the NYY do literally the same thing, with the same player, none of the Yankee say a word.
@JoeBrady With the exception of LF, the Yankees already have their primary roster filled out. RS fans are still waiting for Bloom’s FA splash or a big move which isn’t coming. I don’t blame them.
Do they though bleacher creatures. Do we really know who’s starting short for the Yankees, I suspect it will be IKF, even though many prefer Peraza. Will Donaldson be starting third , or will it be DJ. Who will be in the outfield, will be Cabrera, McKinney or Hicks. There’s still lots of unknowns.
It’ll be a ST competition for sure but I believe all the candidates are already in-house. Volpe will also get a clear shot. JD wasn’t as bad as most make it out to be. His salary isn’t justified. As it stands, LF will be Hicks, Florial, Cabrera, and Stanton. There’s a reason they’re keeping Florial on the 40-man roster and haven’t trade him as he’s out of options. I would love Cabrera to win the job.
Danish could be both fun and infuriating to watch last season but good for him catching on with another team
Makes me sad we let the bear claw go