What Pitcher Did the Yankees Just Sign?

The Yankees have reportedly agreed to a deal with free agent pitcher Gerrit Cole, according to multiple sources.

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The Yankees have signed Gerrit Cole to a nine-year, $324 million contract.

The New York Yankees have signed right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole to a nine-year, $324 million contract, according to multiple reports.

Cole, 29, was the top free agent on the market this offseason and was reportedly being pursued by a number of teams, including the Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Anaheim Angels.

Cole is coming off a career year in 2019 in which he went 20-5 with a 2.50 ERA and an MLB-leading 253 strikeouts in 212 innings pitched for the Houston Astros. He was named an All-Star for the first time in his career and finished second in voting for the Cy Young Award.

In nine seasons in the majors, Cole has a career record of 114-67 with a 3.22 ERA and 1,823 strikeouts in 1,725 innings pitched. He has been especially good over the last three seasons, going 59-21 with a 2.68 ERA and 992 strikeouts in 849 innings pitched.

Cole is a 29-year-old right-handed pitcher who has spent his entire career with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The New York Yankees have signed right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole to a nine-year, $324 million contract. Cole, 29, has spent his entire seven-year career with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was drafted 28th overall by the Pirates in the 2011 MLB Draft out of UCLA.

Cole is a two-time All-Star (2015, 2018) and was the National League Pitcher of the Month in April 2019. He finished fourth in NL Cy Young voting in 2015 and 2019. In 2019, he led the NL in wins (20), ERA (2.50), strikeouts (276) and innings pitched (212.1). He became just the third pitcher in MLB history to finish a season with at least 20 wins, a sub-2.50 ERA and more than 275 strikeouts, joining Sandy Koufax and Pedro Martinez.

Cole is a three-time All-Star and finished fourth in Cy Young voting in 2015.

The New York Yankees have signed free agent pitcher Gerrit Cole to a nine-year, $324 million contract, according to a report by ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

Cole, 29, was the top free agent on the market this offseason and was reportedly being pursued by the Yankees, Los Angeles Angels, Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants.

Cole is a three-time All-Star and finished fourth in Cy Young voting in 2015. He went 20-5 with a 2.50 ERA and 276 strikeouts in 212 innings pitched for the Houston Astros last season.

Cole is coming off a career-best season in which he went 20-5 with a 2.50 ERA and led the majors with 276 strikeouts.

The New York Yankees just made a big splash in free agency, signing starting pitcher Gerrit Cole to a nine-year, $324 million contract. Cole is coming off a career-best season in which he went 20-5 with a 2.50 ERA and led the majors with 276 strikeouts. He joins a Yankees rotation that already includes Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, and James Paxton.

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