The New York Yankees twitter feed is reporting that the Yankees have signed right handed pitcher Matt Daley and placed him on their active roster:
The @Yankees sign RHP Matt Daley to MLB contract and select him to the active roster; place INF Corban Joseph on 60-day DL.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 6, 2013
Daley got his start in the Colorado Rockies organization in 2004 and made his major league debut in 2009. He has been used solely as a relief pitcher and has 80.1 innings in 92 games. He has 80 career strikeouts to go along with 30 walks. His ERA sits at 4.71 for his career.
Daley was released by the Rockies on November 2nd, 2011 and signed with Yankees organization December 13th of the same year.
New York placed Corban Joseph on the 60 day disabled list. Joseph had surgery earlier in the year to repair a shoulder injury.
Daley will look to solidify the bullpen as the Yankees have found themselves in the middle of a playoff race that didn’t seem likely just a few weeks ago. With the Yankees just 2.5 games out of a wild card birth, and the Tampa Bay Rays struggling, it is possible that New York may be able to sneak into the playoffs.
I don’t believe that the Yankees lineup contains enough firepower to compete for a World Series this year, but fans have to be pleased with the turnaround in such a short period of time.