Gearrin signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Monday as a non-roster invitee. After posting a 1.99 ERA and 1.25 WHIP with the Giants in 2017, Gearrin has struggled over the past two seasons, posting a 3.91 ERA and 1.39 WHIP over 112.2 innings with five clubs over 2018 and 2019. The 33-year-old will get the chance to work with the Twins' major-league coaching staff during spring training, and it wouldn't be surprising to see him appear in the majors at some point in 2020 given his past experience.
Gearrin's toe tap has been determined by league officials to be within the rules, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. Gearrin was charged with a controversial balk after making his usual move to the plate against the Mariners on Monday. The league reviewed the call and informed Yankees manager Aaron Boone that the move is fine and should not be a problem moving forward. Gearrin was claimed by the Yankees on Friday after being released by Seattle two days earlier.
Gearrin was added to the active roster Friday night. Gearrin was claimed by the Yankees on Friday, so the team wasted no time slotting him into a role in the big-league bullpen. He pitched with the Mariners earlier in the season, racking up a 3.92 ERA and 1.43 WHIP with 39 strikeouts across 41.1 innings.
Gearrin was claimed off waivers by the Yankees on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. Gearrin opened for the Mariners on Wednesday and allowed one run in one inning and was waived following the outing, allowing the Yankees to scoop him up. The 33-year-old has a 3.92 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 39:21 K:BB over 41.1 innings this season.
Gearrin will serve as the opener Wednesday at Tampa Bay, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports. Gearrin also worked as an opener once in June, but he's otherwise been utilized as a more traditional middle reliever. The 33-year-old has a 3.79 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 37:20 K:BB over 40.1 innings this season. Lefty Wade LeBlanc is expected to follow as Wednesday's primary pitcher.