The New York Yankees have re-signed right-handed relief pitcher Nick Rumbelow to a minor league contract after releasing him earlier this off-season. On November 28 Rumbelow along with Nathan Eovaldi and Joe Mantiply were released after being designated for assignment ten days earlier.
Rumbelow, 25, was originally drafted by the Yankees in the seventh round of the 2013 First-Year-Player Draft out of Louisiana State. He made his professional debut that season, appearing in 19 games for the Staten Island Yankees of the New York-Penn League earning a 2.35 ERA in 23 innings pitched. In 2014 he pitched at four different levels throwing a total of 58 1/3 innings in 44 games, reaching as high as Triple-A.
In 2015 Rumbelow made his major league debut, appearing in 17 games for the New York Yankees earning a 4.02 ERA in 15 2/3 innings pitched. He struck out 15 and walked five batters in the majors.
Rumbelow started the 2016 season with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders where he pitched in just one game on April 10 in Rochester. He was placed on the disabled list the next day on April 11 due to having Tommy John surgery.