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


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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  1. barry says:

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

  2. Yank the Frank says:

    Well it looks like Brian is Schlitter out of luck.

  3. dalelama says:

    Big whoop!!! What a miserable off season.

  4. Big Apple says:

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

  5. Rick in Boston says:

    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.

  6. Dr. O says:

    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!”

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