Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Yankees Sign Left Hander Matt Thornton

It must be a trend this offseason to acquire guys four or five years too late as it started with Carlos Beltran, continued with Brian Roberts, and now extends to left handed reliever Matt Thornton. Thornton received a two year deal worth $7 million to replace Boone Logan and be our LOOGY.

Thornton has been pretty durable in his career only spending two disabled list trips since suffering a herniated disc back in 2003 so that is good news for the Yankees. The bad news is that Thornton's strikeout numbers have dipped, down to 6.2 K/9 last season, but he saw his numbers against right handers go from bad to awful so the LOOGY role may be the best thing for Thornton and for the Yankees.

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