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New York Yankees Sign Ex-White Sox Reliever Tim Hill

The New York Yankees have a new pitcher. Reliever Tim Hill agreed to a one-year deal with the Yankees on Thursday. To make room on the roster for Hill, Clayton Andrews was designated for assignment.

Hill had been designated for assignment last week by the Chicago White Sox. However, on Tuesday, the White Sox released him. He was 1-0 with a 5.87 ERA with 13 strikeouts and 10 walks with the White Sox. Hill’s 65.6 percent group all rate is the third best amongst relievers, behind Yankees closer Clay Holmes and Yennier Cano of the Baltimore Orioles. Hill is 17-14 in his seven-year career with a 4.30 ERA.

Signing Hill is a good move by the Yankees. He will add some much-needed depth to a bullpen that is dealing with injuries. Earlier this week, reliever Ian Hamilton was put on the injured list due to a moderate lat strain. Nick Burdi has been out since May 24 due to inflammation in his right hip. The Yankees also don’t have Jonathan Loaisiga, who had to have Tommy John surgery earlier this year. New York also doesn’t have reliever Scott Effross or starter JT Brubaker, but they are currently on a rehab assignment.

Hill will help the Yankees bullpen to be as good as it has all season long. Right now, the Yankees bullpen has a 3.41 ERA, which stands as the third-best in the American League and sixth-best in the majors. The Yankees are currently the best team in baseball, and with ace Gerrit Cole back and with Hill’s help, they will continue to be serious title contenders.

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