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Yankees Sign Brian Gordon, Will Start Thursday

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Per MLB Trade Rumors:

Brian Gordon has opted out of his contract with the Phillies and will sign with the Yankees, according to Ken Davidoff (via Twitter). There is a condition in Gordon's contract that stipulated he be added to an acquiring team's Major League roster should he opt out, as Davidoff recently reported. Gordon, 32, is expected to start for the Yankees on Thursday, according to Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger (via Twitter).

Gordon began his professional career as an outfielder with the Diamondbacks, by whom he was drafted in the seventh round in 1997, explains Bob Brookover of Philly.com. Not progressing as a position player, Gordon made the conversion to pitching with the Rangers organization in 2007 and appeared in four games with Texas in 2008, but that was his only stint in the bigs. In 55 1/3 innings (12 outings, nine starts) with Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season, Gordon has a 1.14 ERA, 9.1 K/9 and 1.1 BB/9.

I like the signing because I love pitching depth, but if I were Hector Noesi, David Phelps, Adam Warren, or any other Yankee minor leaguer in contention for Colon's spot, I'd be upset. If I were Brian Cashman, this spot would have gone to one of those three. But, I'm not Brian Cashman, and I have no say in the 25-man roster.

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