Yankees have some interest in Arthur Rhodes


Via George King, the Yankees have some interest in the recently released Arthur Rhodes, but only on a minor league contract. The 41-year-old southpaw was cut by the Rangers after they made a pair of trades to improve their bullpen at the deadline. Rhodes has held lefties to a rather mediocre .217/.310/.405 batting line this season, with nearly as many walks (five) and strikeouts (seven). He’s also unusable against righties (.333/.365/.633).

Rhodes started the season a couple of bad outings away from a forced retirement, and that’s basically what happened. There’s nothing wrong with a minor league contract, and hey, maybe they’d catch lightning in a bottle for a few weeks, but there’s little reason to think Rhodes is still an effective reliever.

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  1. Wouldn’t hurt to see what he could do, but I’d rather the Yankees just not bother.

    In other pitching-related news. Arodys Vizcaino is making his MLB debut out of the bullpen tonight, the Yankees sure could use him right now.

  2. breich315 says:

    Yankees have some interest in Arthur Rhodes pitching for the Red Sox

  3. Monteroisdinero says:


    Wade/Drob>>>>>>washed up lefties

  4. theyankeewarrior says:

    Alfredo Aceves is better.

  5. Matt DiBari says:

    I really hate lefty relievers.

  6. Will (the other one) says:

    Why would a team that just cut J.C. Romero have any interest in Arthur Rhodes? Doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me.

  7. beantownbosoxh8er says:

    Scott Proctor just became available!

  8. tommy cassella says:

    regardless of how good or bad martin does this year i think he will be gone next year. the angels are throwing a rookie at the yanks tonight. back in the yogi, mickey,maris days, whenever a rookie pitched at the stadium. he would be so intiminated, he would’nt get past the second inning let’s see how tonight’s game plays out.

    • Monteroisdinero says:

      Not sure if this was on topic but an all-Venezuelan catching tandem of Cervelli and Montero sounds good to me. The only problem would be catching AJ so if it means getting rid of him too-ah that won’t happen till after 2013.

  9. Jorge says:

    I heard Arthur Rhodes always wanted to be part of Old Timers Day and figures he could play in the 2012 game.

    I remember when he was pretty damn good for the Orioles. Of course, he was relieving Jim Palmer and Dave McNally at the time, but he was good.

  10. Boo Radley says:

    Arthur Rhodes has been our whipping boy for 15 years. We can’t sign him and we don’t need him. Once we get to the playoffs only a few relievers will pitch in close ballgames and he wouldn’t be one of them. If the starters go 6 Wade and Logan won’t even pitch.

  11. jason says:


  12. Jesse says:

    Didn’t a certain someone on here bring this up???

  13. Bronx Byte says:

    Marte and Feliciano are throwing bullpen sessions in Tampa. One of them should be ready before the end of August.

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