BREAKING: New York Yankee sign pitcher Chad Bettis

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The New York Yankees have signed Chad Brettis, former pitcher of the Rockies, to join spring camp. While the deal is likely a minor-league bargain, Bettis adds more competition to a bullpen that currently consists of Adam Ottavino, Zack Britton, Tommy Kanhle, and much more.

Bettis is a back-end reliever who can spark solid outings at times. During the 2015-16 season, he tossed 301 innings with a 4.75 ERA and a 4.11 FIP.

However, Bettis contracted testicular cancer in 2016, which derailed his career and forced him into a recovery program. His return is impressive and well-deserved after years of regaining his previous form. The 2019 season was the first year he was able to return to normal function, posting a 6.08 ERA.

Bettis has spent seven-season with the Rockies, a hitter-friendly park. Moving to the Yankees’ organization will be no easy feat for the right-handed pitcher, but it presents him with a fantastic opportunity to latch on with one of the best teams in baseball. The Yankees are preparing for a strong 2020 season, which often brings the best out of players, so hopefully, Bettis can rise to the occasion.