Matt Carpenter signs major-league deal with New York Yankees

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — – Matt Carpenter wurde eingefügt zur New York YankeesAfter signing a one-year contract, on Thursday, he was named the designated hitter. This came a week following his release from the Major Leagues. Texas Rangers‘ minor league system.

Carpenter was the center fielder at Tampa Bay and Carpenter joined the lineup to open the series. Aaron Hicks Shortly before game time, hamstring tightness caused him to be scratched. Aaron Judge Moved from DH to the center.

Carpenter shared his excitement with Aaron Boone after meeting at Tropicana field.

Carpenter stated that they had just had a short conversation about the matter. His response was that he is excited to don a uniform and join the best team in baseball. Carpenter said, “I'm just excited to be here. “I'm going to run the race.”

Injury-hit New York also selected the contract of 31-year-old left-hander Manny Bañuelos from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Bañuelos was in the Yankees' minor league system from 2008 to 2014 but never made it up to the big league club during that time.

Carpenter, 36, receives a contract that pays a $1million salary in the major leagues, and $200,000 in the minors. Carpenter was a three-time All-Star in the Major Leagues. St. Louis CardinalsHe hit.275, with six homers, and 19 RBIs in 21 games played for Round Rock in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League.

Carpenter was with the Cardinals for 11 seasons, batting.262 and scoring 155 runs. Carpenter also had 576 RBIs. Last year, Carpenter reached.169 with three homers as well as 21 RBIs in just 207 at bats.

He played 19 games in his first year of playing, three at third and two as a designated hitter.

DJ LeMahieuWith whom has shared the time at third base? Josh Donaldson While playing second and first, I was also unable to attend the Baltimore series finale because of a sore left hand.

Boone said Donaldson was still in New York with a persistent cough. He felt better after receiving intravenous fluids. Donaldson is still negative for COVID-19.

Boone stated that Carpenter could be used at first, third and possibly second base.

Boone said, “He is someone who has been on our radar for the last couple months.” We've been looking at him for a while to be a left-handed bat from the bench. We feel he is a professional from the left side and can help us.

Bañuelos gets an $800,000 salary while in the major leagues and $150,000 while in the minors. He was assigned number. 68 was the number worn by Dellin Betances when he used to play with the Yankees.

In 2015, he pitched for Atlanta in the major leagues. Chicago White Sox In 2019, the team went 4-8 with a 6.31 ERA, in 14 starts and seven relief games. Bañuelos is 0-2 with a 2.35 ERA in five starts and two relief appearances for Scranton, striking out 30 and walking 12 in 30⅔ innings.

Bañuelos, a member of Mexico's pitching staff at last year's Olympics, split the 2021 season between the Fubon Guardians in Taiwan and Mexico's Sultanes de Monterrey.

Boone stated, “He was great to have around this spring and pitched really well.” He made a big impression this spring and that has carried over into the season.

New York assigned Rob Brantly, the catcher, outright to RailRiders. The Yankees optioned left-hander to open spots on the 26-man active roster JP Sears Outfielder Estevan Florial After Wednesday's 2-0 win, Scranton will be the next host.

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