The New York Yankees have agreed to a minor-league deal with right-handed pitcher David Hale, according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish.
Hale was selected in the third round of the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft by the Atlanta Braves. After working his way through their farm system, he made his Big League debut at the end of the 2013 season, and made a career-high 45 appearances (6 starts) during the 2014 season.
Source: Right-hander David Hale to the Yankees on a minor-league deal. Former Brave and Rockie spent 2017 in minors for Dodgers.
Along with his time with the Braves, Hale has seen Big League time with the Colorado Rockies. In 66 career appearances (20 starts), the right-hander has posted a 10-10 record with a 4.48 ERA in over 178 innings of work.
The 30-year-old spent the entire 2017 season with the Dodgers organization, splitting time between the club’s Double-A and Triple-A affiliates.
For the Yankees, the signing makes a lot of sense. Hale is a veteran arm who has had his share of Big League experience, and could make an impact for the Bronx Bombers at some point this season.
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