Nov
25

Sherman: Yankees sign Yamaico Navarro to minor league deal

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Via Joel Sherman: The Yankees have signed infielder Yamaico Navarro to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training. Between Navarro, Brendan Ryan, and Dean Anna, the team has added quite a bit of middle infield depth already this winter.

Navarro, 26, went 8-for-28 (.286) with the Orioles this past season and is a career .206/.258/.267 (39 wRC+) hitter in 199 big league plate appearances with the O’s, Pirates, Red Sox, and Royals. He hit .267/.354/.418 (118 wRC+) in 452 plate for Baltimore’s Triple-A affiliate in 2013 and he has plenty of experience at the three non-first base infield positions. Just another warm body for Triple-A, that’s all.

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  • BamBamMusings

    Noone excited about this move?

    • MannyGeee

      HUZZAH!!

      Better?

    • forensic

      Yamaico Navarro probably is. Does that count?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      He’s one of my all time favorite baseball names, sooooooo me?

  • Poconos Adam

    If 189 is in play, guys like this may end up on the bench in Yankee Stadium…..ugh.

    I hope he spends his summer in ‘The Electric City’ (Scranton, PA).