Yanks add Chacín, 2 others on Minors deals

January 10th, 2021

The Yankees have signed right-hander , left-hander and outfielder to Minor League contracts.

Chacín has the most MLB experience of the three, appearing in 12 big league seasons and throwing 1,324 innings in 257 appearances, including 226 starts.

The 33-year-old righty has struggled in 108 1/3 innings for the Brewers, Red Sox and Braves over the past two seasons (6.06 ERA, 75 ERA+), but he had a 3.86 ERA (112 ERA+) from 2009-18, making appearances with the Rockies, D-backs, Braves, Angels, Padres and Brewers in that span.

Lyons, who will turn 33 in February, made one appearance for the Yankees in 2020, allowing four runs in 1 2/3 innings. The veteran southpaw has a lifetime 4.30 ERA (93 ERA+) over 162 big league appearances (20 starts) for the Cardinals, Pirates and Yanks. He has been more effective against left-handed batters, holding them to a .642 OPS in his career, compared to a .767 mark vs. righty hitters.

Brito, meanwhile, has recorded a .179/.216/.309 slash line with five homers in 218 career plate appearances for the D-backs and Blue Jays. Among MLB’s faster runners, the 28-year-old can play all three outfield positions.