The New York Yankees agreed this Friday with pitcher Lou Trivino for $4.1 million for 2023, avoiding going to salary arbitration and adding him to the team’s bullpen.
Trivino has been a hit for the Yankees after acquiring him via trade from the Oakland Athletics in 2022, as in 25 games in pinstripes he went 1-2 with a 1.66 ERA and 1.29 WHIP.
The right-hander will go to his sixth season of experience in the Big leaguesinstance in which he debuted with the Athletics in 2018. His role in the manager’s pitching staff Aaron Boone He will be the intermediate reliever, this after leaving good feelings in the recently concluded campaign.
Trivino saw a renaissance in his MLB career with the Yankees, as up to the time of the trade he posted a 6.47 ERA with 45 strikeouts and 14 walks in 32 innings of work with Oakland. In fact, Trivino put up his best numbers in the majors since his debut season, when at 26 he posted a 2.92 ERA with 82 strikeouts and 31 walks in 74 innings with the A’s.
The Yankees thus secure one more arm of the bullpen for a price that will not affect the payroll too much.