Report: Yankees sign lefty Matt Thornton

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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16 Responses to Report: Yankees sign lefty Matt Thornton

  1. hotdog says:

    Yes, it would be nice to have a lefty reliever but why this guy…just seems like a desperate move…

  2. tom says:

    Hot damn! I had 41 man roster for 211m. 105m will be an extra charge. And Yankees will go after Tanaka or Garza for at least 13m AAV. Dang!

    I opt to dump Cabral instead of Huff. However if Yankees get Tanaka then Huff or Warren won't be needed. Time is crunching.

  3. Mark Panuthos says:

    wuh – hoo

  4. hotdog says:

    Anything happening with the Papelbon rumors?

  5. Thornton is actually pretty similar to Boone Logan. He can face both lefties and righties, but is slightly better against lefties. And best of all, unlike Logan, he didn't have shoulder problems last year (which is a giant, waving red flag).

  6. Tanned Tom says:

    Doesn't this put them at 43 on the 40-man roster? Look for them to trade Suzuki, Wells and Nunez ASAP. Or possibly even DFA Nunez and cut Wells.

    • hotdog says:

      i hope it's that simple…i just hope they don't get rid of Betances, although i'm not sure that he's on the 40 man…