Yankees sign reliever Kyle Barraclough to minor-league deal with invite to Spring Training: report

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Kyle Barraclough
Kyle Barraclough

The Yankees have added reliever RHP Kyle Barraclough on a minor-league deal with an invitation to Spring Training, per MLB Network's Jon Morosi.

The 30-year-old has years of bullpen experience in MLB, dating back to his start in the league with the Marlins in 2015. He spent four years in Miami before splitting time with the Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants in 2019.

Barraclough was with the Padres during the 2020 season, but never made it into a big-league game.

Struggling in 2019 with command and velocity, Barraclough owned a 5.61 ERA over 42 games (33.2 innings). He was solid in the backend of the Marlins' pen, totaling a 3.21 ERA over his four years there.

Barraclough is the latest pitcher to join the Yankees' staff behind Corey Kluber, Jameson Taillon, and Darren O'Day. Those three are basically shoe-ins for their respective spots on the roster, though, so it will be up to Barraclough to prove he can be effective if he wishes to own a bullpen role with the Yanks in 2021.

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