Yankees sign Jason Bulger

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The Yankees have signed right-hander Jason Bulger to a minor league deal, the team announced. The 33-year-old was released by the Twins not too long ago after giving up ten runs in four Spring Training innings. The former Angel is low-90s fastball type with both a slider and a changeup. Bulger’s career strikeout (9.34 K/9 and 24.2 K%) numbers are great, but not his walk (5.08 K/9 and 13.1 BB%) and ground ball (40.5%) rates aren’t anything special. Just some more Triple-A fodder.

ST Game Thread: Miami
Sunday Night Open Thread
  • Plank
  • http://bleacherreport.com/users/486240-arad-markowitz Mantle28

    April Fools?

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

    ‘Bulger’ would be a good name for a porn star.

    Dick Bulger.

    • mike_h

      hahahaha I lol’d

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Bulger? I hardly know her.

      I really wasn’t going to post that, but Steve had to go there.

  • Stan

    Another useless scrub. The only way he gets a start is the whole aaa and double a get injured. But as we all know cashman loves other teams throw aways.

    • FairfaxYankee

      Because, you know, minor league depth is worthless.

    • Travis L.

      I know, right? Why cant teams release someone good?! I mean, its not like we have had any luck with pitchers that we think are worthless or past their prime becoming any sort of help for this team…geez!

    • Fin

      eesh, first off hes a reliever, so you are right he probably wont get a start. Second, you really have an issue with Cashman signing a guy to pitch out of the bullpen to fill out the AAA roster?

  • Dave M

    Any relation to Whitey Bulger?

  • jack knife

    yeah i gotta a fn issue with the sign its bulshit no need for it its just another yaahoo in the way of the young guys geez figure it out

    • pat

      Lol. Who in the AAA bullpen is he going to be in the way if?

  • Paul

    Hey guys, Jason is a friend of mine,great guy who will work hard for your club. If you recall back a couple of years to the ALCS he pitched against you – made Swisher look silly with his overhand curve (remember that is right hander to lefty bat), but did give up a dinger to ARod. He won’t replace the sandman, but he can help add depth to the bullpen, be a solid bridge guy when a starter blows it early and isn’t that all you can ask for a league minimum guy?