Yankees add two minor league pitchers

The Yankees added a pair of right handed pitchers to the organization on Tuesday when they signed Jon Meloan and claimed Danny Farquhar off waivers from the Athletics, according to Mike Ashmore and MLBTradeRumors.com.

Meloan, 27, was signed out of the Atlantic League and comes with 17.2 innings worth of big league experience over three seasons with the Dodgers, Indians, and Athletics. He throws a fastball in the 93-95 mph range as well as a curveball. In his brief career he has a 4.58 ERA, a 10.2 K/9, and a 5.6 BB/9. He is fighting to get back to the majors since missing all of 2010 with Tommy John Surgery.

Farquhar, 25, also comes with some big league experience as he pitched two innings with the Blue Jays last season. This year he has bounced around from Toronto to Oakland and now with the Yanks. He has a career 3.20 ERA, a 9.2 K/9 and a 4.3 BB/9 in five seasons in the minors.

Farquhar will likely head to Triple-A while Meloan will start in Double-A. Neither are likely to spend much time in the Bronx at all, but could both be interesting hard throwing options if there are a run of injuries.

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