After stints in the minors with Boston and Colorado since 2011, John Maine will try and continue his career with the Yankees organization.

Maine, who pitched five season for the Mets from 2006-10, underwent shoulder surgery in June of 2010, and has struggled to find his form ever since. He was named the Mets No. 3 starter for the 2008 season after a 2007 campaign where he struck out a career-high 180 batters in 191 innings, posting a 2.7 fWAR that season.  Injuries played a part the rest of the way though, pitching in only 41 games from 2008-10. His 2011 campaign for Colorado Springs didn’t go well, posting a ERA of 7.43 with a 5.98 FIP in 11 games. After considering retirement, he re-surfaced in 2012, signing a minor-league deal with the Red Sox, but was released earlier this month.

The Yankees see him has depth for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where they also have former major-leager Ramon Ortiz in the rotation.