San Diego Padres closer Kirby Yates (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
This low-cost free agent has already played for the Yankees and could be a key addition.
New York Yankees fans saw how the loss of Tommy Kahnle affected the bullpen in 2020. The year prior, the same could be said for Dellin Betances, who pitched 0.2 innings before going down for the year with a partially-torn Achilles, which followed a battle with shoulder issues.
Now, it’s evident the Yankees need some more bullpen help for the 2021 season because Adam Ottavino can no longer be trusted and manager Aaron Boone cannot keep overworking Chad Green, Zack Britton and Aroldis Chapman.