Got this press release from the Yankees:
The New York Yankees announced today they have signed right-handed pitcher Scott Patterson to a Major League contract and added catcher Francisco Cervelli and right-handed pitchers Jeffrey Marquez and Steven White to the 40-man roster.
Patterson, 28, was 4-2 with two saves and a 1.05 ERA in 44 combined games (three starts) at Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2007. Over 77.1IP, Patterson struck out 92 batters and walked just nine, surrendering only one home run while holding opponents to a .164 batting average (45-for-274). He led all qualifying Trenton relievers in ERA (1.09), strikeouts (91) and opponentâ€™s batting average (.170), helping the Thunder capture the Eastern League title. He was originally signed by the Yankees as a minor league free agent on June 17, 2006, after spending four-and-a-half seasons pitching in independent leagues for Gateway (Ill.) of the Frontier League (2002-05) and Lancaster (Pa.) of the Atlantic League (2005-06).
Cervelli, 21, hit .279 (81-for-290) with 24 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 32 RBI in 89 games with Single-A Tampa in 2007, earning mid- and postseason All-Star honors. Defensively, he led all Florida State League catchers with a 41 percent caught stealing rate (41-for-100) and a .997 fielding percentage (2E, 743TC), having entered the 2007 season rated as the Yankeesâ€™ â€œBest Defensive Catcherâ€ by Baseball America. Over the last two seasons (2006-07), Cervelli batted a combined .289 (123-for-426) with 34 doubles. He was originally signed by the Yankees as a non-drafted free agent on March 1, 2003.
Marquez, 23, was 15-9 with a 3.65 ERA (155.1IP, 166H, 80R, 63ER, 44BB, 94K) in 27 starts with Double-A Trenton in 2007. He led all Yankees farmhands in wins and innings pitched, recording the second-most victories in Trenton franchise history. In his lone postseason start, Marquez tossed 7.0 scoreless innings (4H, 1BB, 3K), earning the first-round series-clinching win vs. Portland in Trentonâ€™s march to the Eastern League Championship. Selected by the Yankees in the first supplemental round (41st overall) of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft, Marquez is 35-32 with a 3.40 ERA in 89 career minor league games (86 starts) over four seasons.
White, 26, was 7-4 with one save and a 3.38 ERA (104IP, 98H, 45R, 39ER, 34BB, 66K) in 18 combined games (17 starts) at Single-A Tampa and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2007. He also made seven appearances (three starts) for the Peoria Javelinas in the 2007 Arizona Fall League, going 0-1 with a 6.23 ERA (17.1IP, 12ER, 6BB, 11K). In four minor league seasons, White has career record of 28-25 with a 3.64 ERA in 81 games (79 starts). He was selected by the Yankees in the fourth round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft.
The Yankees roster now stands at 39 players.
The Yankees also officially announced their coaching staff today. The unofficially announced the coaches back on Nov. 1.