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Yankees Sign LHP Manny Bañuelos

The Yankees made the following roster moves:

  • Signed LHP Manny Bañuelos (#68) to a Major League contract and selected him to the 26-man roster from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • Outrighted C Rob Brantly to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Bañuelos, 31, has made 23 Major League appearances (14 starts) over parts of two Major League seasons with the Atlanta Braves (2015) and Chicago White Sox (2019), going 4-8 with a 6.31 ERA (77.0IP, 90H, 56R/54ER, 45BB, 63K, 16HR). Over 12 minor league seasons (2008-12, ’14-19, ‘22), the left-handed pitcher has gone 41-46 with a 3.58 ERA (836.0IP, 786H, 392R/333ER, 363BB, 824K, 58HR) in 225 games (163 starts). He was signed by the Yankees as a minor league free agent on December 23, 2021 and attended spring training with the club this year as a non-roster invitee, going 0-1 with a 2.89 ERA (9.1IP, 3ER) and 9K in four spring games (two starts). In seven games (five starts) with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season, has gone 0-2 with a 2.35 ERA (30.2IP, 22H, 10R/8ER, 12BB, 30K, 0HR).

Prior to signing with the Yankees this offseason, he spent the last previous two seasons from 2020-21 in the Mexican and Chinese Professional Baseball League. In 2021, he pitched for the Fubon Guardians of the CPBL and Sultanes de Monterrey of the Mexican League, finishing 2-2 with a 2.75 ERA (59.0IP, 53H, 23R/18ER, 21BB, 75K, 4HR) in 12 combined games (11 starts). He also pitched for Team México in the Summer Olympics in Beijing in 2021.

He was originally signed by the Yankees as a non-drafted free agent on March 30, 2008. The Gomez Palacio, México, native spent seven years in the Yankees minor league system before being traded to Atlanta in exchange for RHP David Carpenter and LHP Chasen Shreve on January 1, 2015.

Bañuelos will be making his Yankees debut and his first Major League appearance since 2019.

SOURCE: Kaitlyn Brennan

Manager, Communications and Media Relations

New York Yankees

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