Staff Report, World Baseball Network
The Yankees picked up the best remaining free agent pitcher on the market, scooping up lefty Carlos Rodon.
Rodon, who went 14-8 with a 2.88 ERA for San Francisco in 2022 while leading the major leagues in FIP and strikeouts per nine innings, will wear the pinstripes for the next six seasons and get paid $162 million to wear them.
The N.C. State product has pitched eight seasons in the major leagues, his first seven with Chicago, who picked him second overall in the 2014 MLB Draft. Rodon was non-tendered by the White Sox after 2021 and signed with the Giants as a free agent in the 2021 offseason.
He’ll be a second lefty in the Yankees rotation, joining Nestor Cortes and righties Luis Severino, Gerrit Cole and Frankie Montas. The 6-foot-3, 245-pounder has pitched in 152 games with a career ERA of 3.60 with 947 strikeouts.