Former Boston Red Sox pitchers are coming out of the woodwork on Wednesday.
“Right-handed pitcher Ryan Weber signed a minor league contract with the (New York) Yankees,” Yankees reporter Bryan Hoch tweeted Wednesday. “He was assigned to the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.”
Weber started the season with the RailRiders, the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate. He was called up to the big-league club for 3 2/3 innings on June 16 and was then designated for assignment a day later. The crafty righty initially elected to test free agency, but is now back in pinstripes after testing the waters.
Weber was a versatile option for the Red Sox from 2019-2021, making eight starts and 28 relief appearances. His stats during his time in Boston do not jump off the page — 3-7 with a 5.54 ERA in 89 1/3 innings — but he was a serviceable option at a time when the organization lacked pitching depth.