The New York Yankees added to their bullpen on Thursday by signing Adam Ottavino. Ottavino’s new teammate, Gleyber Torres, seems to like the move.
Shortly after the move, Torres took to Twitter, using a gif to show how much he likes his team’s improved bullpen.
And really, Torres isn’t wrong.
Ottavino is coming off of a season in which he posted a 2.43 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 112 strikeouts in 77.2 innings. He did all of that while pitching at Coors Field. While Yankee Stadium is no picnic for pitchers, it doesn’t offer quite as many pitfalls for them.
He joins a bullpen which already included a wealth of dominant arms.
& Dellin Betances
& Zach Britton
& Adam Ottavino
& Chad Green
& Tommy Kahnle
& Jonathan Holder
…struck out 537 total batters in 2018. pic.twitter.com/Ze7Y9JpVUE
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) January 17, 2019
Indeed, this team will be awfully tough in the late innings.
We can’t blame Torres for his enthusiasm.