The Yankees have brought in a fresh arm for their pitching staff, as they signed LHP Ryan Bollinger to a major league contract, the team announced Wednesday.
Bollinger has split time with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Double-A Trenton so far this season. He has recently thrown with the Thunder, where he owns a dominate 0.90 ERA in three starts (all wins). He also has 13 strikeouts over those appearances.
This is the 27-year-old's first season back in Major League Baseball after spending time in independent leagues over the past few seasons. He played in the Canadien-American League with the Trois-Rivieres Aigles from 2015-16, and even made it down to Australia to play with the Brisbane Bandits in 2017.
Bollinger was originally a 47th round draft pick by the Phillies back in the 2009 MLB Draft. He spent three seasons in the White Sox organization from 2011-2013 as well.