Good News: Just In New York Yankees Confirm The Signing Of Another Top Experienced MLB Star To Active Roster

**Yankees Sign Tim Hill**

The New York Yankees have signed left-handed pitcher Tim Hill to a one-year contract. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Yankees designated fellow left-hander Clayton Andrews for assignment. Although Andrews was on optional assignment, another roster move will be necessary once Hill joins the team. Jeff Passan of ESPN initially reported Hill’s signing.

Hill, 34, was released by the White Sox earlier this week, so the Yankees will only need to pay him the prorated league minimum for any time he spends on their roster. Hill, known for inducing ground balls, signed a one-year $1.8 million contract with the White Sox in the offseason. However, after posting a 5.87 ERA over 27 appearances, the White Sox designated him for assignment.

Despite his poor ERA, Hill’s ground ball rate remains impressive at 65.6%, significantly higher than the league average of about 43%. His .436 batting average on balls in play (BABIP) this year suggests bad luck and poor defense, as evidenced by the White Sox’s low Outs Above Average and Defensive Runs Saved metrics.

Hill’s strikeout rate is low at 11%, but his 3.45 FIP and 3.89 SIERA indicate potential for better performance. The Yankees see this as a low-risk move, as they will pay him only the league minimum while the White Sox cover most of his remaining salary. The Yankees’ bullpen, hampered by injuries, could benefit from Hill’s presence as a fresh arm.

Clayton Andrews, 27, who was recently acquired from the Brewers, has been designated for assignment. Andrews made one MLB appearance for the Yankees, giving up a home run and hitting a batter before recording a strikeout. In Triple-A, he has a 5.84 ERA over 24 2/3 innings, with a strong strikeout rate but a high walk rate of 20.4%.

The Yankees have a week to trade Andrews or pass him through waivers. Given his strikeout ability and ground ball rate, another team might claim him, especially since he has remaining options for this year and next. If he clears waivers, Andrews can elect free agency.

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