Yankees sign John Maine to minor league contract


Via Evan Drellich, the Yankees have signed John Maine to a minor league contract. The 31-year-old right-hander signed with the Red Sox this offseason but did not pitch a game for them before being released earlier this month. Maine hasn’t appeared in the big leagues since 2010 and has battled significant shoulder injuries through the years. He owns a 4.35 ERA and a 4.68 FIP in 585.2 career innings, most coming with the Mets. I guess the Yankees are going to stash him in Triple-A for a few weeks and see what happens, which will most likely be nothing substantial.

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  • kenthadley

    Well, John Maine, Nelson Figueroa, and Ramon Ortiz….now there’s depth. Won’t have to worry about a starter going down this year…

  • Carl LaFong

    So unfair that so many talented pitchers end up blowing out their shoulders or elbows & John Maine is certainly in this group. Always liked him & his stuff when healthy. Hope he gets healthy enough give it his best shot, regain his command, & hopefully make it back to the show even if he doesn’t make it back w/the Bombers which is not to say I don’t hope he can somehow contribute in the Bronx as well. Likewise, I’m still keeping an eye on Adam Miller, now pitching for Trenton. Miller always had a real live arm & is still young enough where if the Yankees can remain patient enough & Miller can regain his feel, we could catch lightening in a bottle w/him. I wish both these dudes all the best!

    • Midland TX

      The juxtaposed stories about Tim Norton and Ivan Nova drive home your point. Such a rare combo of luck, talent, hard work, and timing have to converge for a player to make it and have success in The Show.

  • Midland TX

    If he didn’t pitch this year for the Red Sox, when has he actually pitched last? Is he fit and useful enough to take AAA innings away from someone else, or does he belong in Tampa?