By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The New York Yankees have signed right-hand pitcher Kyle Davies to a minor league contract. He will also receive an invitation to Spring Training.
Davies’ signing gives the Yankees 67 players, who are expected to report to camp. The pitchers and catchers are expected to report on February 20th.
He last pitched in the MLB with the Kansas City Royals in 2011. He missed the entire 2012 season with a shoulder injury.
As a member of the Royals in 2011, he went 1-9 with a 6.75 ERA in 13 starts. He allowed 52 runs (46 earned runs) in 61 ⅓ innings with 50 strikeouts and 26 walks.
The next two seasons, he spent in the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians farm systems. He went 11-9 with a 3.91 ERA in 26 starts between Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus within the Indians farm system.
After being acquired by the Royals in a trade on July 31st, 2007 for Octavio Dotel, he gave up Alex Rodriguez’s 500th career home run at Yankee Stadium.
He has a career 43-65 record in 152 games, including 144 starts. He also has three games finished and one complete game.
Davies had a 5.57 ERA in 770 ⅓ innings. He has allowed 512 runs with 477 earned runs. He has struck out 547 batters, while walking 367 and intentionally walking 13 batters.
He has gone 29-44 with a 5.34 ERA with the Royals in 99 starts and two complete games. He pitched 531 innings with the team and gave up 340 runs (315 earned runs) while striking out 373 batters and walking 241 with five intentional walks.
Davies went 14-21 with a 6.15 ERA with the Braves in 52 appearances with 45 starts, including two games finished and one complete game. He pitched 237 innings and allowed 172 runs (162 earned runs), while striking out 172 batters and walking 126 more with eighth intentional walks.
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