Yankees agree to sign Bobby Wilson to minor league contractBy
Via Buster Olney: The Yankees have agreed to sign catcher Bobby Wilson to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training. He was non-tendered by the Blue Jays last month after they claimed him off waivers from the Angels earlier this offseason.
Wilson, 29, is a .208/.272/.321 (65 wRC+) career hitter in 447 big league plate appearances, all with Anaheim. He’s considered a good defensive backstop, and the various catcher defense rankings (2010, 2011, 2012) have ranked him anywhere from average to a top ten defender. Wilson figures to provide depth in Triple-A but could also win the starting catcher’s job in Spring Training given his competition.