The Yankees are closing in on a three-year deal with free agent reliever Adam Ottavino, SNY's Andy Martino confirmed.
The deal will be worth $27 million over three years.
Ottavino is coming off a huge season where he had a 2.43 ERA (2.74 FIP) and 112 strikeouts in 77.2 innings, or a 13 K/9 ratio and did it while pitching his home games hitter-friendly Coors Field with the Rockies. His 0.99 WHIP in 2018 was much improved from a 1.63 WHIP with a 5.06 ERA in 2017.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman met with Ottavino's representatives back in December when he was reportedly high on New York's wish list. Since then, the Bronx lost right-handed reliever David Robertson to a two-year deal to the Phillies. But the Yankees were able to hold on to Zach Britton, re-signing him to a three-year, $39 million deal.