Jennings signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees on Monday. The Yankees assigned Jennings to short-season Staten Island, but he'll presumably make a handful of appearances in the lower levels of the minors before moving up to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The 32-year-old lefty previously made eight appearances at the big-league level with the Nationals this season, giving up seven runs over 4.2 innings before being designated for assignment in May.
Jennings has elected free agency, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports. He was recently designated for assignment by the Nationals, which was not to his liking, so he will hope a better opportunity emerges on the open market. He had some success with the Brewers last season, but would be confined to a low-leverage role no matter where he latches on.
Jennings (1-2) struck out two in a perfect fifth inning Thursday to record the win over the Mets. Entering the game with the score knotted at 4-4, the veteran southpaw breezed through the top of the Mets' order before the Nats took the lead for good in the bottom half of the frame. Jennings has made seven appearances since joining the club and been scored upon in four of them, saddling him with an 11.25 ERA, and his low-leverage role leaves him with little fantasy ceiling even if he does turn things around.
Jennings' contract was purchased from Double-A Harrisburg on Tuesday. Jennings linked up with the Nationals in mid-April after failing to break camp with the Angels. The veteran lefty posted a 3.22 ERA in 64.1 innings for the Brewers last season and has a 2.96 career ERA over his seven-year career. Austin Adams was designated for assignment to clear a space for Jennings on the 40-man roster.
Jennings signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Monday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports. Jennings has found a new home after being cut loose by the Angels prior to the start of the season. The veteran left-hander will head to extended spring training for the time being but is a candidate to join the Nationals' bullpen once he's deemed ready. Across 64.1 innings with the Brewers last year, Jennings notched a 3.22 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 45:23 K:BB.