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Millwood opts out of deal with Yankees

Millwood opts out of deal with Yankees

Millwood opts out of deal with Yankees
NEW YORK -- The Yankees announced on Sunday that right-hander Kevin Millwood has opted out of the Minor League deal he signed with New York at the end of March.

Across three Minor League outings -- one start for Double-A Trenton and two for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre -- Millwood has posted a 2-1 record and a 4.50 ERA. The Yankees signed Millwood to provide rotation depth, but the capable performances of Freddy Garcia and Bartolo Colon have left the team without much room in its rotation.

Millwood, 36, has a 159-137 record across 14 Major League seasons. He has pitched with the Braves, Phillies, Indians, Rangers and Orioles. Last season with Baltimore, the right-hander posted a 5.10 ERA in 31 starts. He has posted an ERA higher than 5.00 in three of his last four big league seasons.

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