Mar
06

Yankees sign Alex Smith out of indy league

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Via Josh Norris, the Yankees have signed right-hander left-hander Alex Smith out of the independent Northern League. The 27-year-old spent last season with the independent Newark Bears, pitching to a 3.39 ERA in 111.2 IP spread across 19 starts. He only struck out 56 and walked 52, however. Baseball America says Smith “has arm strength but not a lot of polish or secondary stuff at this stage.” More than likely he’s just minor league filler.

Categories : Asides, Minors
  • tyrone sharpton

    Great QB though. Hell of an arm to watch. lol but why don’t NFL quarterbacks double up as pitchers/mlb players during the offseason? imagine mike vick or mcnabb playing baseball… forreal

    • Jesse

      McNabb would bounce every pitch he’d throw.

    • Jon

      id love to see Tebow pitch

      hes give up 3 hits then his D would turn a triple play every inning

      • Cris Pengiucci

        Devine intervention!

    • Midland TX

      Drew Henson worked out well.

      OTOH: http://i277.photobucket.com/al.....neonta.jpg

  • Jesse

    This would be better news for some if this move was made by the Jets.

    • D’Abuwon Skwelkah

      racist much?

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    If only he were a lefty.

  • Steve (different one)

    Still pissed that the Mets blocked the SWB yankees from playing in Newark this season.

    • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

      The Mets were concerned aboutt he embarassment of trying to explain how the Yankees AAA farm club playing in Newark had a higher attendance than the Mets in Queens.

  • Cris Pengiucci

    This move was due to Hughes’ sub-par outing today.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Pineda threw 91 and Nova hasn’t even taken the mound yet. The sky is falling.

      • JohnnyC

        Nova pitched Saturday. 2 innings.

  • high and tight

    “struck out 56 and walked 52″

    http://www.ecuadortimes.net/wp.....-tale.jpeg

    • Havok9120

      The only question I have is….what was the Ecuador Times doing with that picture?

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona
    • Havok9120

      Hot damn, we’re saved!

  • gageagainstthemachine

    “Our f—ing troubles are over, Dude.”

  • http://xe3477.blogspot.com yankee77

    He is a lefty, therefore he is automatically a star pitcher. Thank the baseball gods!

  • http://mlbnetwork @leiterMLB

    Why would they sine a QB from the 9ERS

  • http://riveraveblues @leiterMLB

    Why would they sine a QB from the 9ERS it makes no cence