Yankees Secure Pitching Powerhouse: Stroman Signs 2-Year, $37M Deal
Known for his effective sinker, Stroman boasts a 56.7% ground ball rate since his 2014 debut.
Stroman, a nine-year veteran, joins his fourth team after stints with the Blue Jays, Mets, and Cubs.
The Yankees shift their focus to Stroman after deeming the price tag for Blake Snell too high.
Stroman's option would vest if he reaches 140 innings in 2025, a milestone he has achieved four times.
Stroman's contract includes a vesting player option with a third-year option for $18 million.
Carlos Rodon's struggles prompt the Yankees to bolster their pitching with Stroman's acquisition.
The Yankees seek Stroman to strengthen their rotation, joining AL Cy Young winner Gerrit Cole.
Injuries limited Stroman to six starts in the second half, affecting his season-long ERA to 3.95.
Stroman, a two-time All-Star, posted a 2.96 ERA in the first half of 2023 with the Chicago Cubs.
Marcus Stroman, a right-hander, agrees to a two-year, $37 million contract with the Yankees.