3 Former Yankees Still Unemployed Heading Into Opening Day

These former Yankees haven't been able to land a job with any other major league team ahead of Opening Day.

May 18, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees relief pitcher Ryan Weber (62) throws pitch
May 18, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees relief pitcher Ryan Weber (62) throws pitch / Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Jimmy Cordero

Jimmy Cordero isn't technically "unemployed," but he's not employed by any MLB team so he certainly makes the spirit of the list here while he's pitching for the Chiba Lotte Marines in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) in Japan.

After making 32 Triple-A appearances for the Yanks in 2022, Cordero pitched 31 in the majors in 2023. He pitched really well, too.

His 3.86 ERA was backed by a 3.07 FIP, he showed some of the best control of his career, and his 9.37 strikeouts per nine innings crushed his previous career best of 7.47 (while his 2.76 walks per nine also fell below his career average of 3.27).

Clearly fully recovered from his 2021 Tommy John surgery and having pitched his best-ever season in 2023, the 32-year-old clearly still has plenty of good baseball left in him.

He opted for free agency after being outrighted to Triple-A Scranton however, so it seems like he may just have no interest in bouncing around the minor leagues anymore. It seems like he didn't have any MLB teams knocking on his door and offering a full-time role in the majors, and he was very quick to sign in Japan, doing so just 1 month after choosing free agency.

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