NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Adam Warren #43 of the New York Yankees pitches in the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium on September 26, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Warren, who was a piece in the Aroldis Chapmantrade, was traded by New York to Chicago in the offseason for second baseman Starlin Castro. With Warren back in the fold, the Yankees have someone Joe Girardi and Larry Rothschild can trust. He figures to slot into the seventh inning role left vacant once the team traded Chapman.
The 28-year-old struggled for the Cubs this season posting a 5.91 ERA in 35.0 innings. Warren was also sent down to Triple-A earlier in the year. The Yankees hope coming back to New York will help Warren find his stuff. Last year with the team, the right-hander pitched to a 3.29 ERA out of the bullpen and out of the rotation. His versatility is something the Yankees have always liked about Warren.
In a corresponding move, the Yankees have optioned left-hander reliever Chasen Shreve to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Shreve has a 4.30 ERA in 23.0 innings pitched this year.