Monday, August 17, 2009

Russ Ortiz Opts-Out of Contract

Russ Ortiz opted out of his AAA contract today, ending his Yankees career. Ortiz was great for the Scranton Yankees going 2-1 with a 1.59 ERA in 3 starts. Ortiz was given an opt-out clause after 3 starts for AAA and chose to exercise it. The Yankees have now lost one of their few options for a 5th-starter if Sergio Mitre struggles. The options left appear to be Chad Gaudin, Josh Towers, or Kei Igawa.

1 comment:

P-Cat said...

Oooof. Not that he was the grand saviour. But still having him, he was at least an option for the fifth spot.