Hot Stove Rumor: Yankees will watch LHP Craig Breslow pitch in showcase 14


The Yankees are for the most part done with trades and free agent signings this offseason.

However, they will be in attendance at a future showcase to get a glimpse of LHP Craig Breslow.

According to Peter Gammons, the Yankees are one of the 12-20 teams that will watch Breslow throw a showcase on January 23rd. Breslow was released from the Texas Rangers last August (Beslow didn’t pitch for the Rangers in a Major League game) and has been working on his mechanics and breaking ball.

Breslow’s best year was with the Boston Red Sox when he went 5-2 with a 1.81 ERA in 2013. Breslow was a key piece in the Red Sox championship run that season.

The Yankees aren’t thin when it comes to lefty-reliever depth; they currently have Aroldis ChapmanChasen ShreveRichard BleierTommy Layne and Dietrich Enns on the 40-man roster. However, a glimpse at Breslow wouldn’t hurt, and if the Yankees are impressed then Breslow could be a good low-risk, high-reward signing.


14 thoughts on “Hot Stove Rumor: Yankees will watch LHP Craig Breslow pitch in showcase

  • Balt Yank

    "Lefty-reliever depth" means having capable pitchers, not simple left handed human beings. As Chapman is the closer, the Yanks are without a reliable situational lefty. Sign Boone Logan.

    • Jerry

      I like Logan also. He's played here before and was successful. Can't imagine what he's asking for, but would be a good addition.

    • buckeyeballs

      agree-not an impressive list. Not sure Logan is the answer either but I'm done with Shreve. Chapman doesn't really count since he is the closer and is never used situationally. So you could argue we have none right now

  • Eric

    Wow! This is a REBUILDING YEAR! Why bother with a washed up left handed reliever. The more young pitchers that we give a chance to the better. You all act like this is a missing piece for a contender.

  • Jerry

    Definitely not a missing piece, just another lefty that you're right we don't really need. Breslow or Logan.

  • brooklyn joe

    The Yanks will surprise a lot of people this year, and I mean in a good way. Don't waste money on Logan, and please forget Shreve ever existed, Layne was good last year and maybe Breslow comes cheap,why not give him a low ball offer?

  • Celerino

    All they are doing here is their due diligence. They are sending a scout to look at a guy who is available. Maybe they sign him, maybe they don't. If they do sign him, he would be the last guy in the pen. Not a big deal one way or another.

  • tom

    I hope he gets non roster invitee so Yankees can change the 40m at last minute rather than this week.

  • Bullet Bob

    This guy is gonna surprise all you skeptical Yankee fans all new mechanics and better than anything they have now cudos to the Yankees vets are good bullpen people

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