Yankees exercised RHP Tanyon Sturtze's $1.5 million club option for 2006.
From how he's talked about, you'd never know Sturtze has a 5.10 ERA since joining the Yankees in May 2004. It's not hurting anything that he's being kept, but one of the club's goals this winter should be to create a pen in which Sturtze won't be used to protect leads. Nov. 15 - 5:54 pm et
I agree with Rotoworld for once. I don't mind Sturtze at that price, but I want him in a mopup role. He should not be the 7th inning guy. Hopefully we beef up the bullpen enough so that he assumes almost a Wayne Franklin-type role.