NEW YORK — Former Texas Tech pitcher Chad Bettis signed a contract with the New York Yankees, the team announced Sunday.
The contract will be a minor league deal, but Bettis will have a chance to crack the big league roster in spring training.
Bettis pitched for the Colorado Rockies for the previous seven seasons. He threw 600 total innings and had a 5.12 ERA.
Bettis was born in Lubbock and went to Monterey High School. He pitched for Texas Tech in 2008 and 2009.