Report: Yankees sign lefty Matt Thornton 16

Matt Thornton

The signings just keep on rolling for the Yankees.

According to Jack Curry of the YES Network, the Yankees have signed lefty Matt Thornton to a two-year, $7 Million deal pending a physical.

Thornton was 0-4 with a 3.74 ERA with both the White Sox and Red Sox in 2013, but he has a 9.2 K/9 that intrigued the Yankees. The signing of Thornton allows the Yankees to replace Boone Logan in the bullpen who went to the Colorado Rockies for $16 Million.

Although he’s 37, Thornton is durable and has made at least 60 appearances per season. The Yankees are currently addressing the bullpen situation and are planning to add more relievers to help David Robertson now that the bullpen won’t have Mariano Rivera for the first time in nineteen seasons.

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