Carlos Rodón admits he turned his back on Yankees pitching coach during disaster start:
Carlos Rodón admits he turned his back on Yankees pitching coach during disaster start: 'Really embarrassing'
Carlos Rodón had a year to forget in his first season with the New York Yankees. After signing a six-year, $162 million deal with the team in the offseason, Rodón was limited by injuries and made just 13 starts.
He saved his worst appearance of the season for last. Rodón was shelled by the Kansas City Royals on Friday, giving up eight runs without recording an out. Rodón allowed his frustrations to get the best of him during the start, turning his back on Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake during a mound visit.
.....It was a disappointing end to a miserable first season with the Yankees. In 13 starts, Rodón posted a career-worst 5.74 ERA. He's under contract for five more seasons with New York.
$162 million dollars to throw batting practice during a game.