Minor League Signings: Perez, Romanski, Smith

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Got a quartet of minor league signings to pass along. None of these guys have a realistic chance of making the big league team anytime soon, so they’re just depth guys to help fill out the affiliates’ rosters. Everything comes from Matt Eddy

  • RHP Kelvin Perez: The Yankees re-signed the 27-year-old right-hander, who posted a 1.14 ERA (3.26 FIP) in 74.1 relief innings for Double-A Trenton last season before making a brief late-season cameo with Triple-A Empire State. Walks have long been his bugaboo (career 3.9 BB/9 and 10.0 BB%). He has the best chance of eventually helping the big league club of anyone in this post.
  • LHP Josh Romanski: Like Perez, Romanski re-signed with the team after spending most of last season with Double-A Trenton. The 26-year-old managed a 4.97 ERA (3.75 FIP) in 29 innings across three starts and nine relief appearances. He missed a bunch of time due to injury.
  • RHP Chris Smith: The Yankees signed Smith, 24, out of the independent Frontier League. He pitched to a 2.92 ERA with 116 strikeouts and 50 walks in 129.1 innings across 19 starts with the Washington Wild Things last summer. Josh Norris spoke to a scout who said he’s a command and control guy who lives in the high-80s.
  • SS Leugim Barrosco: Another indy baller, the 27-year-old Barrosco hit .317/.345/.364 with 14 steals in 91 games last season. They signed him away from the Rio Grande Valley White Wings of the North American League. Barrosco was born in Cuba and the most interesting thing about him is that his name is Miguel spelled backwards.
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  • Mike Myers

    Did you just sneak the word “bugaboo” into a baseball column?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Kelvin Perez owns a $1000 stroller?

  • Greg


    • Havok9120

      As always, your clear-eyed perception is greatly appreciated.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Look! More deadbeats to block Adonis Garcia!

    • Austin Aunelowitzky

      Yeah but Leugim is a good bean.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I actually don’t know how to follow that up. You won the internet.

  • trr

    and Barrosco spelled backwards is Ocsorrab!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I can tell you, as a Cuban, that, sometime around 1980, they just plain ran out of first names there.

  • pat

    Compton Chris lives!!!

  • Barry

    Something about Chris Smith intrigues me.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      You never know.

    • Austin Aunelowitzky

      He’d be pulling in $4 million/yr if he was a lefty.

  • TheManchine

    So where does Leugim go? AAA?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      with some rice…

    • Robinson Tilapia

      In all seriousness, I’d be surprised if they started him at AAA. Is there anywhere else where org help would be needed at that position?

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

      I’d guess High-A since Cito Culver sure as hell isn’t moving up.

      • Austin Aunelowitzky

        How scary is it that Cito Culver will probably never be as good as Bobby Meacham ?

        • Ted Nelson

          About 1 in 5 guys taken after #20 in the first has a career as good as Meacham. Your expectations seem fairly unrealistic if you think that’s scary.

  • Another Bronx Dynasty

    Whose lame brain idea was it to take Cito Culver w/ a first rd draft choice

    • Ted Nelson

      The same lame brain who had Mike Trout at #2 on his draft board and has generally done a good job in the draft.