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Berroa gets a shot at the bench

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jan 06, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Ken Rosenthal of Fox is reporting that the Yankees have signed Angel Berroa to a minor-league contract.

The AL Rookie of the Year in 2003, Berroa has been on a one-way trip to palookaville since.

Berroa is a shortstop with limited experience at second base. The Yankees will see whether he has the versatility to be a backup.

Heard today that the Yankees have signed several guys to minor-league deals. The typically wait to announce them all at once. Most of these players will end up with Scranton.

UPDATE, 9:32 p.m.: For instance, Joel Sherman of the Post is reporting that the Yankees have signed OF John Rodriguez to a minor-league deal.


Jason Giambi has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with Oakland worth $4.5 million. It includes a $5 million option for 2010 or a $1 million buyout. He and Matt Holliday should give the Athletics the pop they were looking for.

Good luck to The Big G. He had his ups and downs with the Yankees but at least he was an original.




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