Yankees sign Brian Gordon to a minor league contract

Al Bello

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According to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, the Yankees have signed pitcher Brian Gordon to a minor league contract. There's no word if he got an invite to Spring Training or if it's just a straight minor league deal.

Gordon, a 35-year-old right-hander, was a member of the 2011 Yankees, if you remember. He made two spot-starts, one good; one bad, that season. On June 16, Gordon allowed two runs in 5.2 innings against the Texas Rangers. Six days later he got shelled against the Cincinnati Reds by allowing three home runs (two to Chris Heisey, who hit three on the day) and four runs total in five innings pitched. He was then sent down to Triple-A Scranton shortly there after once Bartolo Colon came off the disabled list. All told, Gordon has a career 4.40 ERA and 6.12 FIP in five outings and 14.1 innings pitched combined with the Yankees and the Rangers.

Obviously, Gordon has spent much more time down in the minors than he has in the majors. In his minor league career, which spans seven seasons, Gordon has posted a 3.13 ERA in 220 games, though 197 of those appearances came as a reliever. Gordon has spent time in six different organizations, including the Astros, Rangers, Phillies, Yankees, and, most recently, with the Athletics, where he pitched to a 3.57 ERA in 51 relief outings last season in Triple-A.

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