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Yankees sign reliever Adam Ottavino to three-year, $27 million deal


Jeff Passan of ESPN reports that the New York Yankees have signed free agent reliever Adam Ottavino. Robert Murray of The Athletic says the deal will be in the neighborhood of three years and $27 million. More precise details to come.

Ottavino, 33, is coming off of the strongest season in his career, saving six games and posting an ERA of 2.43 ERA while striking out 13 batters per nine innings across 77.2 innings of work in 75 games. He did that with half of his games coming in Coors Field, where he was dominant.

He will join Aroldis ChapmanZach Britton, Dellin Betances and Chad Green in another amazingly strong Yankees bullpen.

Zack Wheeler hits first career homer

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Mets starter Zack Wheeler wasn’t content with just dominating the Phillies on the mound Tuesday night in Queens. The 28-year-old decided to have himself a three-RBI night at the plate, too, including his first career home run.

With the Mets already leading 3-0 with two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning, Wheeler lifted a first-pitch Zach Eflin fastball out to left-center field, landing well beyond the 370-foot sign on the wall. Wheeler had previously helped his own cause, lacing a two-run double down the right field line off of Eflin in the second inning.

Wheeler entered the night with 22 hits in 194 career trips to the plate. Of his 22 hits, five went for extra bases (all doubles). On the mound, through six innings, Wheeler has held the Phillies scoreless on five hits with no walks and 11 strikeouts.

Todd Frazier broke the game open in the fifth inning, hitting a grand slam off of Drew Anderson to push the Mets’ lead to 8-0. If the Phillies lose tonight, they will have lost five of their last six games.