Yankees Sign RHP Warner Madrigal

Via Kevin Goldstein of ESPN:

Ex Rangers reliever Warner Madrigal signs with the Yankees. Converted inf job that just almost worked.

Madrigal, 27 in March, has pitched a total of 48.2 innings over two seasons with the Texas Rangers from 2008-09. He has a career 6.10 ERA, a 5.0 K/9, and a 4.8 BB/9.

He’s a converted outfielder who has much better minor league numbers than major league numbers. In his career in the minors he has a 2.85 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP, a 9.5 K/9, and a 2.9 BB/9. He seems like a bad pick up or a non-pick up, but if he can figure out how to translate those minor league numbers to the majors this might be a decent acquisition.

That seems like a pretty big if though.

This entry was posted in Yankees News and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

11 Responses to Yankees Sign RHP Warner Madrigal

  1. Tanned Tom says:

    Will someone please stop Cashman from ruining this team?

  2. highlander64 says:

    what a fro…this is what Cashman does…he throws a few bucks here and there with the hope that there's a diamond in the rough…

  3. I love his fro. I hope he makes it to the majors so we can see it, but this guy is certainly going to spend a lot of time in Scranton.

    • Bronx Knight says:

      The Yankees don't allow their players to have long hair; Madrigal's fro will have to go.

      Hey, that rhymes …

  4. Joe Holland Jr says:

    The yankees should have picked up Manny Ramerez instead of all these broken down has beens. He was a bargain at the price TB paid. You watch how he does against us now. And im sure he is out to prove a point he can still hit with the best. ANDREW JONES COME MAN. He maybe a decent or better outfielder then Ramerez. But his bat is going to hurt us in the clutch. Wakeup and make a trade for some quality players that could help us not put us in a bad position. Right now with the moves the front office has made ill be shocked to see us win 75 games.

  5. kevin says:

    Hey Ca$hman, I pitched in High School 35 years ago, how about giving me a shot, I'll accept a minor league contract !

  6. The Pirate says:

    Ca$man shall be fired, he is spending $ in trash, please send him to Boston.

  7. Joe says:

    Where is Cashman finding this trash? We are stockpiled with outstanding young arms. Bring them up, trust them, and USE them!!!!!

    • kevin says:

      Exactly, we've got some highly rated pitching prospects and Ca$hman is signing fat, surgery laden, converted outfielders, hasn't pitched in 4 years pitchers. On top of that there was never an explaination on why they never tried to resign Kerry Wood, who was lights out as a setup guy, who ended up signing for $1.5 mil.with the Cubs! They said they didn't want to pay him alot of $$ for a set up guy but they give Soriano $35 mil and H & H are preaching, "we're still on a budget"

      Abruzzese, what's the deal ?