After stints in the minors with Boston and Colorado since 2011, John Maine will try and continue his career with the Yankees organization.
The Yankees will be signing former Mets/Red Sox righty John Maine to a Minor League deal, source says. Maine’s been working out with Yanks
— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) May 25, 2012
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.