The Yankees added more lefty bullpen depth, signing Danny Coulombe to a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to Spring Training. It’s unclear what the finances of Coulombe’s deal entail.
The 29-year-old debuted for the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 5-game stint in 2014, then was sold to the Oakland Athletics in 2015. In four years for Oakland, he pitched to a 4.06 ERA in 130⅔ innings. Coulombe has held lefties to a .631 OPS in his career, which is solid for a lefty specialist.
The real interesting thing here is that the lefty has already pitched to the Yankees anti-fastball approach, and that could be one of the reasons the Yankees brought him in for a look in Tampa. Coulombe relies on 4 pitches: Slider (36.8%), Curve (28.9%), Four Seamer (19.5%) and Sinker (14.7%). That combination has not exactly yielded the best results, but the Yanks have very little risk bringing him in on a minor-league contract.
Coulombe, at this point, has been assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.