New York (WFAN/AP) – The New York Yankees have signed right-hander Carlos Silva to a minor league contract on Saturday. Silva, 31, became available after he was released from the Cubs and declined a minor league assignment.

The move Saturday came 13 days after Silva was released by the Chicago Cubs. He is expected to report Wednesday to the Yankees’ minor league complex in Tampa, Fla.

In nine major league seasons — two with Philadelphia, four with Minnesota, two with Seattle and one with the Cubs — Silva is 70-70 with a 4.68 ERA in 316 games. Chicago released him after he was told he wouldn’t make the team out of spring training and he said there was “no chance” he would accept a Triple-A assignment.

Silva was 10-6 with a 4.22 ERA in 21 starts for the Cubs last season.

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