Hutchison was assigned to minor-league camp Friday. Hutchison had been in big-league camp as a non-roster invitee but wasn't expected to make the Opening Day roster. He recorded a 6.75 ERA in 42.2 major-league innings last season and isn't on the Yankees' 40-man roster, so his odds of making a significant impact this season are low.
Hutchison signed a minor-league deal with the Yankees on Friday that includes an invitation to spring training. Hutchison split the 2018 season between Philadelphia and Texas, compiling a forgettable 6.75 ERA, 1.78 WHIP and 31:26 K:BB over 42.2 innings. The 28-year-old last posted an sub-5.00 ERA in the majors in 2013 and should serve as organizational depth for the Yankees.
Hutchison was outrighted to Triple-A Round Rock on Monday. Hutchison will report to the Express after struggling to an 8.86 ERA across five starts (21.1 innings) with the Rangers. It's unclear who will take his spot in the big-league rotation at the moment.
Hutchison didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 10-7 loss to the Twins, giving up four runs on six hits and a walk over four innings while striking out two. The 28-year-old appeared headed for his second win as a Ranger and third of the season when he was handed a 6-0 lead through four innings, but after four straight Twins led off the fifth with hits -- including a Tyler Austin solo shot to begin the rally -- Hutchison hit the showers. He'll take a ghastly 6.75 ERA into his next start Wednesday at home against the Angels.
Hutchison didn't factor into the decision against the Giants on Friday, yielding six earned runs on seven hits through four innings, striking out two and walking four as the Rangers eventually prevailed 7-6 in 10 innings. It was the second time in his last four appearances that Hutchison has given up six earned and he's issued more walks than strikeouts twice over that same timeframe. That leaves Hutchison with a 6.52 ERA and a 1.78 WHIP over 38.2 innings, numbers that leave him well off the fantasy radar.
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