Dec
08

Sherman: Yankees “strongly believe” they will re-sign Matt Daley

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Via Joel Sherman: The Yankees “strongly believe” they will re-sign right-hander Matt Daley to what I assume is a minor league contract. The team non-tendered the Queens native earlier this week after deciding he wasn’t worth carrying on the 40-man roster all winter.

Daley, 31, returned from shoulder surgery this year and struck out eight in six scoreless and walkless innings with New York in September. He was awesome (2.02 ERA and 1.88 FIP) in 53.1 innings at three minor league levels during the summer. The Yankees signed Daley two offseasons ago and rehabbed him from the surgery. They seem to really like him, just not enough to keep him on the 40-man for the time being. If he does return to the organization, I expect Daley to get a long look for a bullpen spot in camp.

Categories : Asides, Hot Stove League

8 Comments»

  1. There's the Door says:

    Phew.

  2. Alkaline says:

    Season saved.

  3. nycsportzfan says:

    I keep forgetting about Daley. He definetly has a chance outta spring training to stick. Preston Claiborne tailed off at the end of the yr and Betances still has to show some consistency. Daleys got a funky delivery, and we could get a big yr outta him why the league adjusts. He was also simply outstanding in his brief time out there in 2013 with the big club. Im glad hes back.

  4. forensic says:

    Cool.

  5. RetroRob says:

    The Mariners offered him $65M more, but Daley is a True Yankee and told them to screw off.

  6. Jorge Steinbrenner (the rarely spoken-of sibling) says:

    He relieved Mariano in his last appearance. He deserves a lifetime contract.

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