What a crazy journey it must have been for Brian Gordon. From going to a struggling outfielder, to a struggling pitcher, to a Major Leaguer, to a minor league reliever, to the starting pitcher for the New York Yankees.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
The story about how Gordon became a Yankees is pretty interesting. Gordon had a provision in his contract that gave him an opt out for his deal for June 15 - if he was not in the majors by then (with the Phillies), he could be offered to join any other team's Major League club. According Brian Cashman's interview with Brian Heyman, Cashman, Gene Michael, and Larry Rothschild looked at video of Gordon. He was described as a control pitcher along the likes of "Darrell Rasner" and "Aaron Small."
To make room on the roster, the Yankees demoted Lance Pendleton and flat-out released Amauri Sanit.
Posted by Steve S at 2:10 PM