BRONX, N.Y. — Tell me if you’ve heard this one before? Adam Warren has re-signed with the New York Yankees. The fourth (or third, depending on whom you ask) time is a charm for the homegrown righty reliever.
It was nearly a year ago that the rehabbing Warren inked a minor-league contract with the club. In something of a numbers game and with no minor-league games really this season, Warren was released on July 17 but according to the YES Network’s Jack Curry, the team had always intended to bring him back eventually.
Drafted by the franchise out of the University of North Carolina in 2009, Warren pitched for New York from 2013 to 2015 until he was traded to the Chicago Cubs for Starlin Castro. Warren was flipped back to the Yankees in 2016 in the Aroldis Chapman deal. The swingman reliever remained in pinstripes until he was dealt to the Seattle Mariners for international bonus slot money in July 2018. He spent 2019 with the San Diego Padres before becoming a free agent.
In his Yankee career, Warren, 33, sports a 3.18 ERA in 246 outings and 407 innings pitched.
He is expected to be ready by the time Spring Training rolls around. If he makes the roster, Warren would join Bob Cerv, Rick Cerone, and Luis Polonia among Yankees with three stints in pinstripes.
In addition to Warren, the club also reportedly signed former Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Matt Bowman to a two-year contract. Bowman, 29, underwent Tommy John surgery in Sept. and would most likely be ready in 2022. If he makes the club, Bowman is slated to earn $900,000.