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 agent 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.