New York Yankees’ relief pitchers Blake Parker and Kirby Yates have been claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Additionally, righty Anthony Swarzak chose free agency “in lieu of an outright” and will be open to the market at the end of the World Series.
Parker maintained a 4.96 earned run average across 16 appearances in New York while Yates gave up 24 earned runs in 41.1 innings of work (5.23 ERA). Swarzak struggled mightily with keeping the ball in the ballpark as he surrendered 10 homers in 31 innings pitched.
Although all three weren’t the greatest arms to be dependent on out of the bullpen, it just exemplifies how high middle relievers should be general manager Brian Cashman’s shopping list this offseason.
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