The Boston Red Sox will get to see plenty of Gerrit Cole this season - in pinstripes.
The New York Yankees have landed the pitching prize of the offseason, agreeing to terms with the free-agent right-hander on a nine-year, $324 million contract, according to Jon Heyman of the MLB Network.
Breaking: Gerrit Cole to Yankees. 9 years. 36M per. 324M total.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 11, 2019
It was thought that Cole, a Southern California native who pitched at UCLA was looking to go to the West Coast, but the Yankees offer was apparently enough to lure him to the Bronx.
The addition of Cole fortifies a Yankee rotation that includes Masahiro Tanaka, James Paxton and Luis Severino and likely makes New York, which won 103 games but lost to Cole and the Astros in the 2019 ALCS, the World Series favorite.
MLB rumors: Yankees land Gerrit Cole with 9-year, $324 miillon deal originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston