Yankees Sign Pitcher Carlos Silva to Minor League Deal to Add Even More Starting Depth

The Yankees have added yet another starting pitcher this season.

New York announced that they have signed right-handed pitcher Carlos Silva to a minor league deal on Saturday.

Prior to the start of the season, the Chicago Cubs parted ways with their starting pitcher, but are still responsible for most of Silva's $11.5 million contract. Last season, the 31-year-old had a 10-6 record in 21 starts, with a 4.22 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 80 strikeouts over 113.0 innings, but he struggled mightily this spring.

The signing may potentially give Silva a chance to reunite with his former pitching coach, Larry Rothschild, who oversaw Silva under the same role in Chicago last season.

In six career appearances against Boston, Silva has a 2-2 record with a 1.91 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and has held batters to a .279 batting average.

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