Yanks Sign Carlos Silva

Via Jon Heyman and RAB, the Yankees have signed Carlos Silva to what is believed to be a minor league deal.  Silva was with the Cubs for Spring Training, but when he didn’t make the team and Chicago wanted to option him to Triple A Iowa, he refused and asked for a release.  Apparently, when he was first released, the Yanks had no interest in him, but I guess that changed.  I’m sure Larry Rothschild, his pitching coach in Chicago, had some say in the matter.

(US Presswire)

The only reason I think this isn’t an awful move is because the Cubs have to pay him the entire contract of $11.5 million while the Yanks only have to pay him the league minimum.  Silva has shown that he can pitch well and eat innings.  He is a sinker-baller who gets a lot of ground balls and pitches to contact.  I don’t like his attitude and I don’t like his work ethic, two things that have burnt every bridge he’s ever built with a team.  This is a depth move, however, so for the little impact it will probably have on the team, I don’t mind.

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