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Yankees Are Signing Free Agent Relief Pitcher Adam Ottavino

A general view of Yankees Stadium

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: A general view as the national anthem is performed before Game Three of the American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on October 16, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

The New York Yankees haven't signed Manny Machado or Bryce Harper yet this offseason, but they continue to make moves to supplement their roster. They've reportedly sealed the deal with free agent relief pitcher Adam Ottavino.

The right-handed Ottavino is the second reliever the Yankees have signed during free agency. The first was left-hander Zach Britton, who the team acquired at the trade deadline last summer and whose contract expired at the end of the season.

ESPN's Jeff Passan first reported that the two sides have come to an agreement.

Fancred's Jon Heyman reports that the contract for Ottavino is worth $27 million over three years. The Yankees previously inked Britton to a three-year, $39 million contract that could be worth $53 million over four years if the team exercises its option for 2022.

The 33-year-old Ottavino is a New York native who is coming off his best season. He went 6-4 with a 2.43 ERA and 112 strikeouts in 75 appearances with the Colorado Rockies in 2018.

Ottavino is known for his slider, which is rather hard to hit when it's on.

The Yankees won 100 regular season games in 2018, but fell to the Boston Red Sox in the American League Divisional Series after beating the Oakland Athletics in the Wild Card Game.