Via Joel Sherman, the Yankees offered right-hander Ben Sheets a minor league contract after watching him throw at his Louisiana home a few weeks ago. Sheets ended up taking a minor league deal from the Braves because they play in a bigger park in the easier league, plus they’re closer to his home.
I can’t imagine Sheets has much to offer a big league team — he hasn’t been an impact pitcher since 2008 due to injury and ineffectiveness — but there’s certainly nothing wrong with a minor league pact. No risk, moderately high reward. They can give those out all day for all I care Maybe the Yankees would have made a harder push for the 33-year-old former had the CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte injuries happened sooner, but what can you do.