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Yankees sign Trevor Rosenthal

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The New York Yankees have signed free-agent reliever Trevor Rosenthal to a minor-league contract. That according to Andersen Pickard, whose report was subsequently confirmed by Jon Heyman.

Rosenthal was recently released by the Tigers, where he pitched in ten games, totaling nine innings, allowing eight runs of which seven were earned. His time in Detroit came after a disastrous stint with the Nationals, in which he allowed 16 runs on eight hits and 15 walks with five strikeouts in six and a third innings.

Why might the Yankees sign him? Why not? He’s almost free and, even if his 2019 results have been disastrous, he was once a top reliever. If they can fix him in the last couple of weeks of Scranton’s season or figure out what’s wrong with him down in Tampa or whatever, they’ll have something. If not, they’ll simply release him. In this it’s not all that different than their recent signings of a number of other journeyman relievers like David Hernandez and Ryan Dull.

Wil Myers fainted at a charity event last night

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Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports that San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers fainted at Kirby Yates‘ charity event last night.

Myers was admitted to a local hospital and underwent a series of tests, but all came back normal and he feels fine today. The team believes it may have been a matter of Myers being dehydrated and that he should available to play in tomorrow night’s game against the Dodgers.