Report: Ernesto Frieri works out with Yankees

While the Yankees were preparing for their Wednesday night game against the Philadelphia Phillies, they had a special visitor join them for workouts.

According to Jack Curry of the YES Network, free agentĀ Ernesto Frieri worked out with the ballclub. Frieri, who hasn’t pitched in a Major League game since 2015, recently pitched two scoreless innings for Team Columbia during the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

Frieri admitted he hasn’t signed a minor league deal with the Yankees yet, but hopes to have one tomorrow.

Frieri is known as a strikeout pitcher, notching 11.6 K/9 in his career. It’s worth mentioning Frieri mostly had work as a closer, notching 35 saves with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2013.

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3 Responses to Report: Ernesto Frieri works out with Yankees

  1. Sounds like a minor league deal so it is pretty low risk type stuff. Still it is intriguing. His career has been a tale of two pitchers. From 2009-2012, when he was 23-26 years old, Frieri had a 2.32 ERA with a 12.0 K/9 and a 4.5 BB/9. Then from 2013-2015, he had a 5.05 ERA with an 11.1 K/9 and a 3.7 BB/9. I wonder which one will show up this year. Another arm to tryout in camp. Let's see how it goes.

  2. tom says:

    Had not pitched since 15? He still touched 95 mph in WBC. Damn.

  3. ERIC PELLIS says:

    Every reliever touches 95 these days, so it's no big deal. With all the young relievers we have, why bother? This guy was pretty bad for Tampa and probably the reason he was out of baseball last season. I guess Cahman wants another mediocre pitcher to make his team even more mediocre.

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