Yankees Introduce New Starter Carlos Rodon in The Bronx

Matthew Tallarini
Chief Correspondent
World Baseball Network 

Dec. 23, 2022

Carlos Rodon was introduced to the media at Yankee Stadium Thursday, as the Yankees welcomed the new starter to the pitching rotation. 

Rodon adds a second left-handed arm to the Yankee 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.

Rodon officially signed with the New York Yankees on December 21 for six years and $162 million.

“I’ve always enjoyed pitching at Yankee Stadium. It seems like I have good numbers here,” Rodón said to the assembled media. A video of the press conference is available via MLB.com. “Just putting on these pinstripes is something special. A lot of legends have been through this organization. There’s a lot of history here.”

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, earning his second consecutive All-Star nod.

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.

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