The New York Yankees and free agent RHP, Marcus Stroman, are in agreement on a two-year, $37 million contract that includes an vesting option for a third season, per Jon Heyman of the New York Post. Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Yankees could still try to trade for another starter or sign another free agent pitcher if prices fall.
This move for the Yankees adds depth to a pitching staff that so desperately needed it. Stroman, 32, was an All-Star with the Cubs in 2023 and had a great first half but struggled down the stretch and finished with a 3.95 ERA over 136.2 innings.
Stroman is a nine year veteran who has spent time with Toronto, New York (NL), and Chicago (NL). Stroman has posted a career 3.65 ERA, finishing 8th in Cy Young voting (17'), and is a 2x All-Star.
This move adds a major need for the Bombers and could be the start of adding more pitching depth. This move gets them on the board and should not be the end. Stroman adds experience and a veteran presence in the Bronx.