To make room for the Aroldis Chapman signing, the New York Yankees have designated reliever Nick Goody for assignment.
Chapman’s deal is worth $86 million over five years (through 2021) and features a player opt-out after 2019. The lefty struck out 12.6 batters per nine innings with the Yankees before being traded to Chicago and owns the most strikeouts (617) among major league baseball relievers since 2011.
He also has a full no-trade clause through the first three years of the deal, a limited no-trade clause for the last two and cannot be dealt to a West Coast team.
Goody, 25, was drafted in the sixth round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Louisiana State University and appeared in 34 games for the big league club.
Over five seasons in the minors, he maintained a 2.19 ERA while striking out 220 batters in 152 total innings of work. Across all levels, the righty sported a 12.4 strikeout per nine innings rate.
The Yankees will hold a press conference to announce the Chapman signing on Friday at 11 a.m. ET.