May 19, 2024

The New York Yankees are gearing up for the upcoming season with high expectations following a disappointing performance in 2023. The front office, coaching staff, and players are all motivated to turn things around and improve upon last year’s results. Significant upgrades have been made to the roster, including acquisitions such as Juan Soto, Alex Verdugo, and Marcus Stroman, bolstering their competitiveness in the stacked American League.

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However, despite these improvements, concerns remain, particularly in the bullpen, where injuries have already begun to impact the team. With key pitchers like Scott Effross, Tommy Kahnle, and Lou Trevino facing injuries or recovery periods, the Yankees identified the need to add depth to their pitching staff. In response, they claimed McKinley Moore off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies, as announced on their official social media platforms. Moore, a 25-year-old right-hander, brings minor league experience and made his MLB debut with the Phillies last season, albeit struggling in limited appearances. Despite his challenging debut, Moore has shown promise in the minors, boasting a career ERA of 3.92 across multiple seasons.

While Moore may not immediately feature prominently for the Yankees this season, he adds valuable depth to the pitching rotation and can serve as a reliable option should injuries continue to impact the team throughout the year.

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