The Yankees made a major bullpen addition on Thursday, as they agreed to sign free-agent relief pitcher Adam Ottavino to a three-year, $27 million deal, as first reported by Jeff Passan of ESPN.
Ottavino is one of baseball’s most dominant pitchers, and he is the second major bullpen move for the Yankees this offseason. Lefty Zach Britton re-signed with New York in early January for three years and $39 million.
The Yankees’ bullpen, already ranking tops in the Major Leagues last season with 9.7 fWAR, consists of some of the best arms in baseball. In addition to Ottavino and Britton, the Yankees have Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances and Chad Green on their active roster. Those three pitchers alone all rank in the top-15 in baseball in fWAR over the past two years.
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