Yankees sign Neal Cotts (UPDATE: Daniel Martinez too)

Mo seeking two years, $18M per
2010 Dominance Factors

Via Matt Eddy, the Yankees have signed lefty reliever Neal Cotts to a minor league contract. Cotts, 31 in March, has not pitched since June 2009 due to Tommy John and hip surgery. He’s spent the last four seasons with the Cubs, so new pitching coach Larry Rothschild knows him well, and believe it or not he actually has a reverse split (.336 wOBA against vs. RHB career, .351 vs. LHB). I suspect Cotts is the 2011 version of Royce Ring and not the second lefty the Yanks are said to be seeking for their bullpen.

Update: Eddy says they also signed 20-year-old lefty Daniel Martinez. He’s spend the last four seasons walking everyone (88 BB in 138.2 IP) down in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela.

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Mo seeking two years, $18M per
2010 Dominance Factors
  • Plank

    I love the hot stove.

  • Anthony Murillo

    I used to fucking trade for him ALL the time in MLB 2006 The Show. He used to be on my team until he retired, he was awesome in that game.

    • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      He is to your MLB The Show 06, what Dustin Nippert was my MLB The Show 09.

      Unfortunately for Cotts, the 2005 season was his best season and he’s been downhill ever since. A lefty who has a reverse split may not seem like the best fit for YSIII’s short porch at right field, but solid minor league signing regardless.

      • Anthony Murillo

        The comparison to Royce Ring is probably spot on; I doubt we’ll see much of him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    Nice little depth move, can’t wait for the big moves though.

  • steven

    he also said they signed Daniel Martinez a LHP

    • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      Martinez, 20, another lefty who pitched for the Reds VSL affiliate, so he is way down on the ladder. Decent K/9 at 8.64, but like most pitchers at that level he had a sky high walk rate at 9.72 in 16.2 innings.

      16.2 IP 15 H 10 R 8 ER 18 BB 16 SO

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    Also according to Eddy the Red Sox signed former Reds outfielder Drew Sutton. Several anonymous scouts have called him an early favorite for AL MVP.

    /Gammons’d

    • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      Potential to be the next Ben Zobrist if you saw that post a while back. He’s been working with the same guy Zobrist has in the past. Nothing will probably come of it, but great signing by the Sox.

      • steve (different one)

        Ben Zobrist isn’t even the next Ben Zobrist

  • Kevin G.

    Might as well just give us the World Series trophy now.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Like I said yesterday, the hot stove is ON FIRE!!!!!

    SOMEONE GET A BUCKET OF WATAH!!1! I CAN”T KEEP UP WITH ALL THIS MADNESS

  • kei igawa’s sunglasses

    Update: Eddy says they also signed 20-year-old lefty Daniel Martinez. He’s spend the last four seasons walking everyone (88 BB in 138.2 IP) down in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela.

    Jizzed in my pants! 9.72 BB/9, he is bound to have as much success as Cody Johnson.