Yankees Sign Edgmer Escalona To Minor-League Deal


Feb 14, 2014; Sarasota, FL, USA; Baltimore Orioles pitcher Edgmer Escalona (59) throws a pitch during Friday

Besides the international free agent signings the Yankees are making today in an effort to reload the farm system with some bats, they made a minor league transaction to give them some depth. According to the team’s website, they have signed right-handed Edgmer Escalona to a minor-league deal.  Escalona replaces Robert Coello, who opted out of his contract

Edgmer last appeared in the bigs for the Colorado Rockies last season, where he went 1-4 with a 5.67 ERA. Escalona was with AAA Norfolk in the Baltimore Orioles organization this season where they tried to make him a starter. He was 1-2 with a 6.10 ERA in six games and gave up 27 hits in 20 innings. He rejected an outright assignment by the Orioles a couple of weeks ago and became a free agent.

Coello was 2-1 with a 1.69 ERA in 26 games for the RailRiders. He struck out 44 in 32 innings, however, he also walked 21 batters, which is way too high. Coello last pitched in the majors last year with the Angels, where he was 2-2 with a 3.71 ERA