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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Adam Ottavino agrees to deal with Yankees

Adam Ottavino

The New York Yankees lost one of their most reliable relief pitchers this offseason when David Robertson signed with the Philadelphia Phillies, but they appear to have found a viable replacement.

Robert Murray of The Athletic reports that the Yankees have agreed to a deal with right-handed reliever Adam Ottavino. Ken Rosenthal shared some details of the contract.

The Yankees already re-signed left-hander Zach Britton to a three-year, $39 million deal earlier this month, so they appear committed to having a strong bullpen yet again in 2019.

Ottavino, 33, posted a 2.43 ERA in 75 appearances with the Rockies last season. He recorded 34 holds and emerged as one of the better setup men in baseball. He felt like he was overlooked for the All-Star Game, but a $25 million contract is a nice reward for his solid production.

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