Patrick Corbin expected to enter a long-term commitment on his wedding day. If it was up to his family, he would have made two. Corbin’s brother reportedly used his best-man speech to try and convince Corbin to sign with the New York Yankees.
That’s right, Corbin couldn’t escape the Yankees at his own wedding, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
From someone who attended Patrick Corbin’s recent wedding: “His younger brother gave a best-man speech and at the end took out a Yankees hat and put it on, which elicited a great applause, and said they all hoped that he and Jen would be moving closer to home.”
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 30, 2018
At the end of the best-man speech, Corbin’s brother reportedly put on a Yankees cap and told Corbin and his wife the family hoped the two “would be moving closer to home.” Corbin grew up in New York. That statement was met with “great applause” from people at the wedding, according to Rosenthal.
Corbin’s family may wind up happy pretty soon. Corbin met with the Yankees on Thursday. While he hasn’t signed a deal with the team yet, the Yankees could definitely use an excellent starting pitcher.
When healthy, the 29-year-old Corbin has been just that. He’s coming off his finest season as a pro, putting up a 3.15 ERA over 200 innings in 2018 for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
That performance was enough for Corbin to be considered the best starting pitcher on the market. The two-time All-Star ranked as the No. 3 free agent — behind Bryce Harper and Manny Machado — on Jeff Passan’s 2018 free-agent tracker.
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