Report: Yankees sign RHP Adam Warren

Adam Warren is back in the Yankees organization|Art or Photo Credit: USA Today

The New York Yankees have reportedly signed reliever Adam Warren to a minor league deal, per Brendan Kuty of NJ.com.

Warren, 33, missed all of 2020 while recovering from Tommy John surgery after spending the 2019 season with the San Diego Padres. He is expected to be fully ready to pitch by the start of spring training.

The eight-year MLB veteran has spent the majority of his career with the Yankees after debuting in 2012 and owns a career record of 30-24 with a 3.53 ERA over 492 1/3 innings.

The Yankees also reportedly inked another reliever on Tuesday in former Cardinals and Reds right-hander Matt Bowman, who will work his way back from Tommy John surgery with an eye toward a role in 2022.

Warren was a fourth-round pick by the Yankees in 2009 and eventually was dealt to the Chicago Cubs in return for Starlin Castro in December 2015. Warren was later traded back to the Yankees along with Gleyber Torres and a pair of prospects in July 2016 for closer Aroldis Chapman who went on to help the Cubs end their championship drought that season.

Warren then was traded to the Mariners in July 2018 for international bonus slot money, signed back with the Yankees on a two-year minor league deal in December 2019 but was released last July, and has now re-joined the Bombers as of Tuesday with the hopes of competing for a bullpen role next season.

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