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The Yankees hire Trevor Rosenthal, who has an ERA of 13.50

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The Yankees hire Trevor Rosenthal, who has an ERA of 13.50

The Yankees hire Trevor Rosenthal, who has an ERA of 13.50 | AP

The Yankees hire Trevor Rosenthal, who has an ERA of 13.50

The Yankees hire Trevor Rosenthal, who has an ERA of 13.50 | AP

The Yankees reached a minor league deal with right reliever Trevor Rosenthal, a source told MLB.com on Tuesday.

The pact was first reported by Jon Heyman of the MLB Network.

The team has not confirmed the news. Rosenthal, 29, decided to declare himself a free agent after being appointed for assignment by the Tigers earlier this month.

After missing the entire 2018 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, the veteran signed for a year and $ 7 million with the Nationals in November. However, he left 13.50 of effectiveness with 2.41 of WHIP in 15.1 innings by Washington and was released in June.

He subsequently signed with the Tigers uploaded by Detroit to the majors on July 15. He showed improvements at the beginning, but was released after allowing five runs between two presentations on August 7 and 8.

Prior to surgery in 2017, Rosenthal was 2.99 effective with 435 strikeouts in 325 entries. He saved 121 games with the Cardinals between 2012 and 2017.

Thomas Harrigan/MLB.com

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