New York Yankees Bolster Pitching Staff by Signing Right-handed Pitcher Cody Poteet

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The New York Yankees have signed right-handed pitcher Cody Poteet to a one-year contract, bolstering their pitching staff after trading four pitchers to the San Diego Padres in the Juan Soto deal.

Poteet, 29, is recovering from Tommy John surgery and has minor league experience with a 4.45 ERA in 58⅔ innings pitched. He was a fourth-round pick by the Marlins in 2015 and has a minor league record of 19-39 in 100 starts and four relief appearances.

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Poteet’s last major league appearance was on July 16, 2022, for the Marlins, where he allowed five runs in the eighth inning of a 10-0 loss to Philadelphia.

After refusing an outright assignment, he became a free agent and signed a minor league contract with Kansas City. He made a two-inning start for Triple-A Omaha at Columbus on September 23, marking his return to the mound.

The Yankees are looking to replenish their staff after sending Michael King, Jhony Brito, Randy Vásquez, and Drew Thorpe to the Padres, along with catcher Kyle Higashioka.

Poteet’s addition provides depth and potential for the team’s pitching rotation. His experience in both starting and relief roles makes him a versatile asset for the Yankees.

While Poteet’s major league record is limited, his minor league stats show promise. He has struck out 53 and walked 27 in 58⅔ innings, indicating a ability to limit walks and record strikeouts. The Yankees are likely looking for Poteet to contribute to their bullpen or potentially serve as a spot starter.

The signing of Cody Poteet is a strategic move by the Yankees to bolster their pitching staff after a serious trade. His experience and potential make him a valuable addition to the team, and his versatility will allow him to contribute in various roles.