Bombers Continue System-Wide Infusion Of Young, Power Arms With 6-foot-8 Project


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Yankees have added another new face to their pitching staff.

The Bombers announced Tuesday that they acquired 6-foot-8 right-hander Chris Martin from the Colorado Rockies for cash considerations.

Martin, who had been designated for assignment by the Rockies, pitched to a 3.09 ERA in more than 300 minor league innings. He finally got a taste of the majors this past season, pitching to a 6.83 ERA with 14 strikeouts and just four walks over 15 2-3 innings spanning 16 appearances. He has a mid-90s fastball and a penchant for getting groundball outs.

Martin has options left so if he doesn’t make the club out of spring training he’ll be able to work on his craft in the Yankees’ system.

The Yankees have gotten noticeably younger this offseason, adding several power arms to their roster, including left-handers Andrew Miller and Justin Wilson, and right-handers Nathan Eovaldi and David Carpenter, among others.

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