Over on his blog, Sweeny Murti is reporting that the Yankees could sign old friend Nick Green and Chris Woodward to minor-league deals. They would compete for a spot on the roster as a backup infielder.
Green was a Yankee for a bit in 2006. Woodward was with the Mets for a stretch (05-06) and was a Brave last season. The Yanks also signed Cody Ransom, an infielder with some pop who has spent parts of five seasons in the majors.
Based on my last count, the Yankees will have the population of Rhode Island in camp to compete for spots in the bullpen. Here’s a list:
Jonathan Albaladejo, T.J. Beam, Chris Britton, Brian Bruney, Matt DeSalvo, Kyle Farnsworth, Sean Henn, Alan Horne, Kei Igawa, Jeff Karstens, Jeff Marquez, Ross Ohlendorf, Scott Patterson, Edwar Ramirez, Darrell Rasner, Mariano Rivera, Jose Veras, Steven White, Chase Wright.
How many of those guys are reliable? Mariano Rivera.
However … once they are deemed healthy, Humberto Sanchez, J.B. Cox and Mark Melancon could figure into the mix.