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Brian Gordon | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (36) / 8/16/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Yankees released RHP Brian Gordon.
The 35-year-old right-hander hasn't appeared in the Major Leagues since the 2011 season and posted a 4.75 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 50/28 K/BB ratio over 77 2/3 innings at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season. It's unclear if he'll look to continue his career elsewhere, or if this is the end of the line for him. Jun 15 - 4:21 PM

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Yankees signed RHP Brian Gordon to a minor league contract.

No word on whether he'll receive an invite to spring training. Gordon was with the Yankees organization in 2011 and actually made two starts at the majors league level, but he has pitched in the Korean Professional League for the past two years. The 35-year-old figures to serve as organizational depth in 2014.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 12:57:00 PM

Athletics signed RHP Brian Gordon to a minor league contract.

The deal includes an invitation to major league spring training, though Gordon seems doubtful to win an Opening Day roster spot. The 34-year-old righty spent the 2012 season pitching for the SK Wyverns in South Korea.
Sat, Dec 22, 2012 04:40:00 PM

Brian Gordon's rights have been purchased by the SK Wyverns of the Korean Professional League.

The Yankees will receive cash considerations in return. Gordon, 32, posted a 5.23 ERA over two starts with the Yankees before being sent back down to the minor league last month. It was his first appearance in the major leagues since 2008.
Fri, Jul 8, 2011 04:23:00 PM

Yankees optioned RHP Brian Gordon to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Gordon wasn't terrible in two starts, but it was easy to see when he was skipped over earlier this week that he was going to get the boot when Bartolo Colon returned. He'll return to a 1.14 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 56/7 K/BB ratio over 55 1/3 Triple-A innings.
Sat, Jul 2, 2011 01:53:00 PM

The Yankees will take advantage of Monday's scheduled off day and skip Brian Gordon in the rotation.

Gordon allowed four runs (including three homers) over five innings in his second start of the season last week against the Reds. Freddy Garcia, A.J. Burnett and CC Sabathia will take on the Brewers in this week's three-game interleague series.
Mon, Jun 27, 2011 09:42:00 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after Wednesday's game that Brian Gordon will likely remain in the starting rotation.

Gordon struggled in his second major league start, allowing four runs on five hits (including three home runs) over five innings in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Reds. "I haven't sat and thought with the extra days off, what do you do?" said Girardi. "Right now, I have plans for him to start again." The Yankees have a scheduled off-day next Monday, so they could opt to skip him in the starting rotation. However, odds are he'll stick around until either Bartolo Colon or Phil Hughes is ready to return from the disabled list.
Thu, Jun 23, 2011 08:48:00 AM

Brian Gordon's second career start didn't go nearly as well as his first, as the journeyman righty was tagged for four runs on five hits, three of which were home runs, in New York's 10-2 loss to the Reds on Wednesday evening.

He served up a pair of bombs to Chris Heisey, and a third to Jonny Gomes. Gordon was a nice story after beating the Rangers in his Yankees debut last Thursday, but it's hard to envision him coming into any value in AL-only leagues this season.
Wed, Jun 22, 2011 10:25:00 PM

In his Yankees debut, Brian Gordon gave up two runs in 5 1/3 innings Thursday against the Rangers.

Gordon held his own, but with seven hits allowed, three walks and two hit batters, he let a lot of Rangers reach base. Two caught stealings, one in the first and one for his lone out in the sixth, helped him a bunch. Gordon will stay in the rotation after this one, but he's not a great play in AL-only leagues.
Thu, Jun 16, 2011 05:17:00 PM

Brian Gordon has officially been named the Yankees starter for Thursday's game against the Rangers.

It was pretty much a foregone conclusion. Gordon was signed Tuesday after opting out of his deal with the Phillies. He's posted a nifty 1.14 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 56/7 K/BB ratio over 55 1/3 innings for Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season. But, as a 32-year-old with marginal stuff and zero major league starts to his name, he's not a recommended play against the Rangers.
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 10:45:00 PM

Yankees signed RHP Brian Gordon to a minor league contract.

Gordon had an opt-out clause in his deal with the Phillies that he could exercise if he is added to another team's major league roster. The converted outfielder has been terrific at Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season, posting a 1.14 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 56/7 K/BB ratio over 55 1/3 innings. The 32-year-old will start Thursday in place of the injured Bartolo Colon.
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 08:02:00 PM

Rangers re-signed RHP Brian Gordon to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

Gordon, who debuted for the Rangers in September, helped his stock by going 4-2 with a 1.79 ERA in Venezuela this winter, but it still wasn't enough to land him a major league deal. The converted outfielder will attempt to make the Rangers as a middle reliever.
Thu, Dec 11, 2008 09:33:00 PM

Free agent Brian Gordon went a third straight start without allowing a run Sunday in a win for La Guaira of the VWL.

He struck out eight in seven scoreless innings, lowering his ERA to 2.19. Gordon, a converted outfielder, made his major league debut for the Rangers in September and allowed one run in four innings. He is 30, but his arm is far younger. If he keeps this up, he could wind up with a major league deal this winter.
Tue, Nov 11, 2008 01:00:00 AM

Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Brian Gordon from Triple-A Oklahoma.

Gordon didn't make the conversion from the outfield to the mound until his age-28 season, but here he is in the majors just two years later. He was 4-5 with a 4.56 ERA, 85 H and 51/18 K/BB in 71 IP for Triple-A Oklahoma. Considering that he was a pretty solid outfielder, it'd be interesting to see if he could entice an NL team to carry him as a 12th pitcher/occasional pinch-hitter. His arm alone probably won't allow him to have much of a career.
Tue, Sep 16, 2008 03:09:00 AM

Triple-A Salt Lake's Brian Gordon went 4-for-4 with three home runs on Thursday.

The 25-year-old Gordon is batting .296/.342/.537 in 52 games for the Stingers. He might eventually get a look as a fifth outfielder, but the Angels aren't going to need him unless more injuries begin to strike.
Fri, Jun 11, 2004 05:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
3J.R. Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
2Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
3Eury Perez
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Slade Heathcott
3Mason Williams
RF1Martin Prado
2Ichiro Suzuki
3Tyler Austin
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4Brandon McCarthy
5Shane Greene
6Chris Capuano
7CC Sabathia
8Ivan Nova
9David Phelps
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Justin Wilson
5Adam Warren
6Esmil Rogers
7David Huff
8Preston Claiborne
9Rich Hill
10Bryan Mitchell
11Chase Whitley
12Jose De Paula
13Daniel Burawa
14Branden Pinder