Yanks ink RHP Brian Gordon to Minor League deal
The #Yankees have signed RHP Brian Gordon to a minor-league contract.— Ken Davidoff (@KenDavidoff) December 3, 2013
Gordon, 35, was with the Yankees organization briefly in 2011, making two starts at the Major League level and one at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before having his contract sold to the SK Wyverns of the Korean Baseball Organization. He did make history in that short stint, however, by becoming the first Major Leaguer to wear a glove made of synthetic material, with that non-leather mitt later being sent to the Hall of Fame.
After spending the second half of 2011 and all of 2012 in Korea, Gordon returned to the U.S. in 2013, signing with the Athletics organization and going 4-0 with a 3.57 ERA and 23 saves in 51 relief appearances at Triple-A Sacramento.
Overall, Gordon, who converted to pitching from the outfield in 2005, has hurled just 14 Major League innings, going 0-1 with a 4.40 ERA in five games (two starts) with the 2008 Texas Rangers and 2011 Yankees.