Feb
14

It’s (finally) official: Andruw Jones is a Yankee

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At long last, the Yankees have officially announced that they have signed outfielder Andruw Jones. The two sides originally agreed to terms about four weeks ago, but for whatever reason the signing was delayed. Jones was issued number 18 and had a locker in the clubhouse today, so it was only a matter of time.

To make room on the 40-man roster, the Yankees have designated right-hander Brian Schlitter for assignment. They claimed him off waivers from the Cubs last month, but they have more pitchers in camp on minor league contracts than they know what to do with. Schlitter was nothing more than an up-and-down guy, so he drew the short straw. I’m surprised that Reegie Corona lived to see yet another day.

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  • barry

    it’s odd that the move wasn’t Marte to the 60 day dl considering that they waited this long to make it official.

  • Yank the Frank

    Well it looks like Brian is Schlitter out of luck.

    • pat

      Hahah

    • dkidd

      beat me to it!

      alternate: brian’s career is in the shlitter

    • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

      It’s too bad, I heard he throws a good Schlitter.

      • Yank the Frank

        His nickname is Bull.

  • dalelama

    Big whoop!!! What a miserable off season.

    • Esteban

      There’s the dalelama we know and love.

    • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S.

      CasHmAN Is sO 2o03!1!!!11eleventy!!

    • Sean C

      DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED.

      • ND Mike

        IEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

  • Big Apple

    good jokes…my guess is brian goes and gets Schlit-faced tonight.

  • Rick in Boston

    Corona’s got to have photos of somebody in a compromising position. The only value he has is if Jeter, Cano, AND one of Pena or Nunez gets hurt.

  • Dr. O

    Seems The Yankees have a lot of these delayed signings lately, is this just to justify people signing up for those “Breaking News” e-mails? Cause honestly they should title them “Shit you already know, NOW OFFICIAL!”