New York Yankees News/Rumors: Yankees sign RHP Adam Warren for a fourth time

New York Yankees, Adam Warren

The New York Yankees have apparently signed an old friend in right-hand pitcher Adam Warren; if true, it will be his fourth time with the Yankees. The signing was for a minor league contract.  Warren had Tommy John surgery during September of 2019, so he should be ready to go if invited to spring training. The report initially came from Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. CBS News reports he signed Tuesday afternoon.

The 33-year-old righty reliever Warren pitched in the New York Yankees majors from 2012 to 2015 before becoming a Chicago Cub but was traded back with the Yankees in 2016. The Yankees then traded him to the Seattle Mariners. Before the season in 2019, he signed a one-year deal with the San Diego Padres. He spent most of his time with the Padres on the injured list. The Yankees resigned him in December 2019 but released him on July 17, 2020, while rehabbing.

The Yankees released him from a previous minor-league deal back in July of 2020 but evidently are interested in keeping him in pinstripes, not that he has rehabbed. He owns a career 3.53 ERA in 492.1 big-league innings, so he should have a good shot at a bullpen role if he can prove he’s back to his pre-injury form. According to Warren, he is happy to be home. It is the Yankees’ third pitcher to be signed during this offseason. The other two are Nestor Cortes Jr. and Matt Bowman.