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.
Hutchison will start Thursday against San Francisco. The Rangers' rotation was in a state of flux for a few days due to injuries, but it's been straightened out. Hutchison is pitching on five days rest after picking up his first win as a Ranger last Friday against the Angels. In three starts for Texas, the right-hander has a 7.43 ERA and 1.80 WHIP in 13.1 innings.