New York Yankees Sign Reliever Darren O’Day to One-Year Deal
January 27Michael ArinzeSportsGrid
After trading relief pitcher Adam Ottavino to the Red Sox, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees signed submariner Darren O’Day to a one-year contract for $2.5 million with an option for a second year.
O’Day is entering his 14th season in the majors and continues to impress even at this stage in his career.
Last year, he finished with a 4-0 record in the shortened pandemic season and compiled 22 strikeouts in 16 1/3 innings of work with a 1.10 ERA. For his career, O’Day is 40-19 with a 2.51 ERA and 1.02 WHIP.
This will be O’Day’s second stink in New York as he was on the Mets member during the 2009 season.
O’Day has six years of experience in the postseason but did struggle last year as he had a 7.71 ERA over five games. That could be part of Atlanta’s decision to decline his club option that would have cost $3.5 million in October.
He’ll join a Yankees bullpen that finished ninth with a 4.08 ERA but led the league with 7.7 wins above replacement (WAR).
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