Via the AP, the Yankees have signed left-hander Brad Halsey to a minor league contract. He’s in Extended Spring Training working out for the time being. You probably remember Brad Halsey for starting this game (he dives into the stands!), but believe it or not he only appeared in eight games (seven starts) for the Yankees. I thought it was more than that.
Anyway, Halsey went to the Diamondbacks in the Randy Johnson trade and he eventually wound up in Oakland. He had a bit of a falling out with the A’s, blasting the organization for calling up Dallas Braden over him when Rich Harden got hurt in 2007. He then suffered a torn labrum later that year, and won a grievance against the team after claiming they misdiagnosed the injury. Halsey has spent the last two years in independent leagues, but obviously this is more minor league filler than anything. But hey, he’s left-handed, who knows.