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Yankees add lefty relievers Danny Coulombe and Rex Brothers

Danny Coulombe of the Oakland Athletics in the

Danny Coulombe of the Oakland Athletics in the fifth inning during against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on May 18, 2018. Photo Credit: Getty Images/Tom Szczerbowski

The Yankees signed lefthanded relievers Danny Coulombe and Rex Brothers to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training, the team announced on Friday afternoon.

Coulombe, 29, went 1-1 with a 4.56 ERA in 27 appearances with the A's this past season. He has a 6-4 career record with a 4.27 ERA over five  seasons with the Dodgers (2014-15) and A's (2015-18).

Brothers, 31, made the Braves' Opening Day roster but had just one appearance with the team. He has a 20-14  record with 20 saves and a 3.79 ERA in 314 games. Brothers had pitched for the Rockies (2011-15) and Braves (2017-18). 

General manager Brian Cashman has said this offseason that one of his priorities would be adding one or two relievers. Three relievers already are off the market with Jeurys Familia (Mets), Joe Kelly (Dodgers) and Andrew Miller (Cardinals) agreeing to deals. The additions of Coulombe and Brothers give the Yankees some depth while they figure out their bullpen situation.


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