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Yanks ink RHP Brian Gordon to Minor League deal

12/03/2013 1:37 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro
On the day the New York Yankees officially announced their deal with Brian McCann, the team has also reportedly signed RHP Brian Gordon to a Minor League deal, according to a Tweet by Yankees Hot Stove contributor Ken Davidoff of the New York Post:

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.

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