Both New York baseball teams were busy this morning. The Yankees and free agent pitcher, Luis Ayala agreed to a minor league contract. Throughout his six year career, Ayala has primarily served as a reliever. Ayala has not pitched in the Majors since 2009, but has spent time recently playing in Mexico. Ayala has a career 3.67 ERA with a 5.9 K/9. Ayala will likely compete with Mark Prior, Neal Cotts, and other low-end relievers for a back spot in the deep Yankee pen.

The Mets agreed to sign lefty, Casey Fossum today. Like Ayala, Fossum has not pitched in the Majors since 2009. Fossum spent 2010 pitching in Japan after pitching the previous nine seasons in the Majors. Fossum carries a career 5.45 ERA with a 7.0 K/9. Fossum will give the Mets some needed bullpen bat and will look to neutralize the powerful lefty bats in the NL East.