How Did the Yankees Get Luis Gil?

The Yankees Got Luis Gil through a trade agreement between the Minnesota Twins. In exchange for Jake Cave, the Twins traded Gil to the New York Yankees on March 16, 2018.

A combined 2–3 record and 1.96 ERA across 12 starts with both the Pulaski Yankees and the Staten Island Yankees was his total for the season. He struck out 68 batters in 46 innings over his two stops with the two teams.

The Charleston RiverDogs signed him as a free agent in January of this year, and he was then promoted to the Tampa Tarpons. Gil went 5–5 with a 2.72 ERA in twenty starts for the two teams combined, striking out 123 batters in 96 innings pitched.

Originally signed by the Somerset Patriots for the 2020 season, Gil was promoted to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders in June of that season. A no-hitter for the RailRiders was thrown on July 21 by Gil, Reggie McClain, and Stephen Ridings in a three-man effort.

On August 3, 2021, the Yankees promoted him to the main leagues and he made his major league debut against the Baltimore Orioles in a start. In six innings, he threw six innings, allowing just four hits and striking out six.

Gil threw 15 2/3 scoreless innings in his first season with the Yankees, the most since 1961. He’s the first MLB pitcher to go three games without allowing a run.


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