The 31-year-old is coming off of a one-year pillow contract worth $12 million originally signed with the Minnesota Twins. The Twins traded him to the New York Yankees after falling out of contention. Between the two clubs, Lynn posted a 4.77 ERA and 3.84 FIP over 156 2/3 innings in 2018.
From 2012 to 2015, Lynn averaged nearly 190 innings per season, but he required Tommy John surgery and missed 2016. Since then, Lynn has authored a 4.04 ERA and 4.37 FIP over 343 innings.
Lynn was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals with the 39th overall selection in the 2008 MLB Draft and made his major-league debut in 2011. Over 214 career games, Lynn owns a 3.57 ERA and 3.67 FIP.