The Yankees announced Wednesday that Goody signed a minor-league contract with the organization that includes an invitation to big-league spring training.
The 29-year-old will rejoin the organization that drafted him in the sixth round in 2012. Since making his big-league debut for the Yankees in 2015, Goody has spent time in the Cleveland and Texas organizations through the first six years of his career, logging a 4.19 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 17.2 K-BB% over 158 appearances. He found little success with the Rangers in 2020 while also missing time due to back spasms, so he'll need to stay healthy and perform well in spring training to have a realistic shot at winning a spot in New York's Opening Day bullpen.
Goody was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Thursday.
Goody had a rough outing Wednesday as he allowed three runs on three hits over one-third of an inning. He'll be removed from the 40-man roster after posting a 9.00 ERA over 17 appearances in 2020. Andrew Romine's contract was selected in a corresponding move.
Goody (0-2) allowed three runs on three hits while making it through just one-third of an inning Wednesday, as the Rangers fell to the Diamondbacks 7-3.
Making his 17th appearance of the year, Goody ballooned his ERA to 9.00. Three runs represented his highest total given up this season. He also permitted a home run for the first time in his last seven appearances.
Goody will start the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Athletics.
Goody will be making his first major-league start and is not expected to go much beyond an inning. He's thrown a total of 8.2 innings over 13 appearances. Wes Benjamin is expected to take up the bulk of the innings.
Goody (back) was activated from the injured list Wednesday.
Goody wound up missing two weeks with back spasms. Prior to landing on the shelf, the right-hander compiled a 4.50 ERA, 1.75 WHIP and 2:3 K:BB across seven appearances (four innings). He figures to ease back into a setup role.
Goody was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with back spasms.
The 29-year-old was unavailable over the weekend with what the team called lower-back tightness, and the injury has now been reclassified as back spasms. It's unclear how long Goody is expected to be sidelined.
Goody wasn't available out of the bullpen during the Rangers' weekend series with the Angels due to lower-back tightness, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Manager Chris Woodward said that Goody would be re-evaluated Monday before the Rangers determine whether or not he'll require a stint on the injured list. Goody has appeared in five games for Texas this season, giving up one run over three innings and collecting his first career save.
Goody recorded the save Wednesday by retiring the Diamondbacks in order with one strikeout.
Closer Jose Leclerc was warming up for the save opportunity, but his shoulder tightened up and Goody was then called upon. If Leclerc lands on the injured list it seems unlikely Goody operates as the fill-in closer given Wednesday was his first career save, but it was a solid outing to show his potential for a high-leverage role.
Goody will open the season on the active roster, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
The 29-year-old Goody, who has 141 games of MLB experience under his belt, was expected to earn a spot in the bullpen after dominating during spring training. He owns an impressive 28.3 percent career strikeout rate over 141.2 innings.
Goody struck out the side in Monday's spring game against the Athletics.
Goody has been the bullpen's highlight in the Cactus League. Over six scoreless innings, he's allowed one hit and two walks while striking out 14. He's nothing more than a fastball-slider reliever with average four-seam velocity who's been dogged by high walk and HR rates. But through it all, he's shown an ability to punch guys out, averaging 11.3 K/9 over the previous three seasons in Cleveland.
Goody agreed to a one-year, $915,000 contract with the Rangers on Monday, avoiding arbitration, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
The 28-year-old righty was released by the Indians and then claimed by Texas earlier this offseason. He had a 3.54 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 50:22 K:BB in 40.2 innings for Cleveland. Look for him to fill a middle-relief role.
Goody accepted the Rangers' waiver claim Monday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Goody was released by the Indians on Nov. 22, and he appeared to be heading toward free agency. However, he accepted the Rangers' waiver claim rather than testing the market after posing a 3.54 ERA with a 1.28 WHIP over 40.2 innings last season. The right-hander will likely work mainly as a middle reliever for Texas.
Goody was claimed off release waivers by the Rangers on Tuesday.
Goody appeared to be headed for free agency after being let go by the Indians last week, but he'll now have five days to accept or reject his assignment with the Rangers. The 28-year-old had a 3.54 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 50:22 K:BB over 40.2 innings with Cleveland last season.
Goody was released by the Indians on Friday.
Goody was designated for assignment Wednesday, and he's now set to hit the open market, despite posting a 3.54 ERA and 1.28 WHIP with a 50:22 K:BB over 40.2 innings during the 2019 campaign.
Goody was designated for assignment by the Indians on Wednesday.
Goody posted decent numbers out of the bullpen for the Indians after being promoted in early June, but the Indians need space on the 40-man roster to protect prospects from the Rule 5 draft. The 28-year-old had a 3.54 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 50:22 K:BB over 40.2 innings.
Goody was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday.
Goody, who owns a 7.77 ERA, 1.68 WHIP and 34:13 K:BB in 24.1 innings with the Clippers this season, will provide Cleveland with pitching depth for Wednesday's bullpen game. Greg Allen was optioned to Columbus in a corresponding move.
The Indians optioned Goody to Triple-A Columbus on Saturday, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Goody reported to camp healthy after ending the past season in the training room following arthroscopic elbow surgery, but he wasn't able to perform well enough in the spring to earn his way onto the Opening Day roster. He may need to show improved form in the International League for a few weeks before getting a look from the Tribe.
Manager Terry Francona said last week that Goody (elbow) will be ready for spring training, Joe Noga of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Goody has progressed as anticipated from the arthroscopic procedure he underwent on his throwing elbow in late August, which ended his 2018 campaign prematurely. Though elbow problems limited Goody to just 11.2 innings with the big club and hindered his effectiveness when he pitched, the right-hander could reclaim a meaningful role out of the bullpen in 2019 if he's feeling healthy coming out of the spring. He was one of the Tribe's most dependable setup men in 2017, accruing a 2.80 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 72:20 K:BB In 54.2 innings.
Goody underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Goody will miss the remainder of the season, though he's expected to be ready for the start of the 2019 campaign. Prior to suffering the injury, Goody posted a 6.94 ERA across 11.2 innings with the Indians.
Goody will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow sometime next week, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Although it's good news that Goody won't require Tommy John surgery, he'll still need to have a scope done to take care of bone spurs in his throwing elbow. While he's been ruled out for the remainder of the 2018 campaign, he figures to be ready for the beginning of spring training.
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