Yankees sign Alex Smith out of indy league


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


  1. tyrone sharpton says:

    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

  2. Jesse says:

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

  3. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    If only he were a lefty.

  4. Steve (different one) says:

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

    • Urban says:

      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.

  5. Cris Pengiucci says:

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

  6. high and tight says:

    “struck out 56 and walked 52″

  7. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    Alex Smith is a lefty.


  8. gageagainstthemachine says:

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

  9. yankee77 says:

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

  10. @leiterMLB says:

    Why would they sine a QB from the 9ERS

  11. @leiterMLB says:

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

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