The New York Yankees have reportedly signed veteran left-handed pitcher Jon Niese to a minor league contract, which is currently pending a physical.
According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, veteran pitcher Jon Niese is currently taking a physical for the New York Yankees and if all is ok he will be signing a minor-league deal with the club. [sc name=”Yankees Center Right” ]
If the deal does indeed go through, Niese will be joining the team at their spring training camp in Tampa, Florida. The Yankees will be considering the left-hander as both a member of the starting rotation as well as a bullpen asset.
Niese is very familiar with pitching New York, considering he has pitched in the city for the Mets each season since 2008 subtracting half a season with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2016.
The left-hander has a career 4.07 ERA, but is coming off arthroscopic surgery on his left knee which left teams a bit wary on giving him a shot.
This move could pay off big for the Yankees depending on how Niese performs in the spring, it definitely could not hurt them in any way.
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