Yankees make bullpen splash, land Jake Cousins, designate Tanner Tully

Yankees acquired Jake Cousins from Milwaukee Brewers

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The New York Yankees bullpen got a boost this Monday! After announcing the acquisition of righty Jake Cousins from the White Sox on Sunday, the Bronx Bombers made it official today. To sweeten the deal, the lefty Tanner Tully was designated for assignment.

This trade came an hour after the incredible victory over the Astros last Sunday. Jake Cousins, a 29-year-old reliever, joins the team after a stint with the Brewers in 2023. The White Sox received undisclosed cash considerations in the trade.

Who is Jake Cousins?

The new player of the Yankees, Jake Cousins, 29, had not made any appearances for the Chicago team in the 2024 season before the trade. Last year, during his time with the Milwaukee Brewers, he recorded seven strikeouts, 10 walks, and a 4.82 ERA in nine appearances, totaling 9.1 innings pitched.

After being claimed off waivers by the Houston Astros in July, Cousins spent most of his time with the Triple-A Sugar Land Space Cowboys.

In 2021, Jake Cousins reached a career-high of 30 appearances. During his tenure with the Brewers that season, he demonstrated his capabilities with 44 strikeouts and a 2.70 ERA across 30 innings pitched. Cousins had previously signed a minor-league contract with Chicago in December.

Yankees designate Tanner Tully after brief call-up

The New York Yankees surprised many today by designating left-handed pitcher Tanner Tully for assignment, just one day after calling him up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Tully, who spent part of 2023 in the Korea Baseball Organization after a previous release by the Yankees, was seen as a source of depth for the bullpen. However, the quick turnaround has left fans wondering about the reason behind his departure. While the team remains tight-lipped, one thing is clear: The Yankees’ bullpen picture just got a little more interesting.

With the New York Yankees off to a strong start in 2024, having swept the Astros to begin the year 4-0, Cousins’ role within the organization remains uncertain. However, his addition provides the team with another pitching option as needed.

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  1. I just don’t get it. For every Luetge or Hamilton (Burdi?) there are a lot more failures. Why does Cashman love going after players outside the organization instead of properly coaching the internal guys. Like why wasn’t Barclay in Major League Camp? Why not put effort into fixing Marianaccio instead of bringing in an outsider and trying to fix him?

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