The Yankees plan to pick the contract for the right-hand man Asher Wojciechowskimanager Aaron Boone told reporters (inclusive Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News). He’s getting the ball tomorrow night against the Phillies. The Yankees have a vacancy on the 40-man roster, so there is no need for a similar move in that regard.
Wojciechowski has previously played in the major leagues for the Astros, Reds and Orioles. He has counted 198 innings at the highest level over parts of four seasons and worked on a cumulative 5.95 ERA / 4.67 SIERA. Wojciechowski throws a large number of strikes, but he misses bats at a slightly below average level and is an extreme fly ball pitcher, which has led to some problems with the home run ball.
New York signed Wojciechowski to a minor league deal in January. The 32-year-old made his season debut with Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre until the end of June after leaving a Spring Training outing with lazy discomfort. He’s played four appearances since returning, none of which have lasted more than four innings, so he probably won’t work very deep into tomorrow’s start. Wojciechowski has a decent 4.29 ERA over parts of eight Triple-A campaigns.