Jul
09

Yankees sign Chad Tracy

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Via MLBTR, the Yankees have signed corner infielder Chad Tracy to a minor league deal. He’ll head to Triple-A Scranton and serve as depth. Tracy has been a below replacement level player for close to three seasons now, with his last hurrah coming in the form of a .342 wOBA in both 2006 and 2007. The lefty swinger has three year UZR‘s of -4.6 and -0.7 UZR’s at first and third, respectively.

It’s an unsurprising move given the team’s search for someone able to play third and hit for some power, but meh. At least it’s not Garrett Atkins.

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  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Oh.

    Anything else happening today?

    (Sorry if this is super obnoxious, I couldn’t resist.)

    • http://www.newyorkstateofsports.com Adam

      beat me to the punch by seconds.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Maybe the Lee package is now going to be Chad Tracy and David Adams instead of Montero and David Adams. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

      • http://fmylife.com JobaJr

        Throw in Kei Igawa to sweeten the deal.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          I’ll even include Wordekemper.

          • Klemy

            Oh God no!

  • http://www.newyorkstateofsports.com Adam

    Have the Yanks made any other trade deadline moves, or is this the big one that will bring home #28?

  • The Evil Umpire

    I knew the Cliff Lee trade rumors were only a smokescreen for the REAL deal of the day! Start printing those world series tickets now!

  • http://fmylife.com JobaJr

    FOR TEH BENCH!!!!!!1111

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Championship 28 is locked up.

  • Carlosologist

    Another slow day, huh?

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    I can’t believe you jackasses. You’re celebrating us signing Chad Tracy?

    You’re counting your eggs before they hatch. You epitomize the worst of what Yankee fans can be right now: unbelievably greedy, never satisfied, not content to enjoy the team you have on the field this year and their chances to win.

    Sincerely,
    The Ghost of Scott Brosius

  • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

    Chad Tracy=28. Locked up.

  • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

    Im canculing my seeson tikits

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    lock it (#28) up folks.

    lock that shit up

    [/confidence

  • Rose

    Any reason to pick up Chad Tracy instead of Hank Blalock?

    Rather have Hank “The Bank”

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I have no evidence to back this up, but I bet Blalock would be holding out for a better opportunity. Tracy’s going to sit in Scranton for a while, possibly all season. Blalock may find a major league bench job instead by being patient.

    • Klemy

      I was wondering that same thing. I wouldn’t have a problem throwing that against the wall.

    • JohnnyC

      I prefer the idea of prying Alex Gordon from Dayton Moore’s cold, dead hands.