Previously, Frieri pitched in the World Baseball Classic where he went two scoreless innings for Team Columbia.
“This is a guy that saved a lot of games,” Girardi said on Wednesday night. “He pitched well in the WBC. Some of our people saw him and he’s going to get an opportunity here.”
In a Major League setting, Frieri last pitched for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2015. In 2013, Frieri was the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’s closer, notching 37 saves in the ninth inning.
If Frieri does make the team, it wouldn’t be as the Yankees closer. The Yankees previously re-signed Aroldis Chapman to a five-year, $85 Million contract over the winter.