Yankees sign Yadil Mujica

Open Thread: February 23rd Camp Notes
Pulling for a Mark Prior comeback

Via Matt Eddy, the Yankees have signed Cuban-born shortstop Yadil Mujica. Mujica defected in 2009 after hitting .358/.432/.440 with the National Team, and he’s somewhere around 25 years old,  perhaps as old as 27. I’m sure the Yankees know for certain. I can’t find anything else about the guy, but if he was some hotshot prospect, the info would be out there. Consider a minor league depth move until further notice.

Open Thread: February 23rd Camp Notes
Pulling for a Mark Prior comeback
  • elvin


    • YankeesJunkie

      Someone had a scouting report on the open thread about him that you should check out. It seems like a depth move, and considering what else the Yankees have for reserve infielders it is really not that bad to add another player to that crap shoot.

  • SamVa

    Jeter to LF

    • Craig

      Gardner to where?

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

        Mujica to SS, Jeter to LF, Gardner to CF, Granderson to RF, Swisher to the rotation.

        • Craig

          silly me, how could I forget….I guess that begs the question- Maddux…or Swisher?!?

        • YankeesJunkie

          Zips really liked Swisher this year at 33 GS 200 IP 7.8 K/9 2.9 BB/9 and 3.59 FIP.

          • felixbanuelos

            lmao hopefully he pitches in spring training this year too

        • SamVa

          Preposterous. Granderson has never played RF in his career.

          • zzzzz

            well played.

  • SamVa

    How is his name pronounced?

  • Richard Deegan

    Ya dill (stress on last sylable)
    Moo he cah (stress on the “he”

    • Ryan

      more like Yah-Deal

  • Castro

    Thank, heavens. I’ve been waiting for this signing. I’m from Cuba and have some pretty good connections, and this guy is perhaps the greatest shortstop the country has ever produced. Good stealth signing.

    Remember this day.

    • Tom Swift

      Does anyone know what his signing bonus was?

      • TacoSamich

        Freedom and an autographed Obama poster.

  • jb

    Does Johnny Ola know about this guy?

  • Virginia Yank

    Here’s a little bit if information on Mujica.


    This says he’s probably 26. Another site says the same.

  • Real Deal Fan

    Inernational Scouting Director Donny Rowland stoled Mojica. They got him for $35,000. This guy was offered over 2 million a year ago. Great Job boys!!!!