I’ve been away from a computer for a while, but according to Ken Davidoff, the Yankees have signed Jon Weber to a minor league contract. He will, without question, be assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Weber isn’t the kind of guy who will get anyone too excited, but he’s a nice hitter who can play either outfield corner and has a little bit of time in center. The Yankees don’t have a lot of outfield depth in the upper levels, so Weber is exactly the kind of guy the Yankees need to sign to a minor league deal. River Ave. Blues called him this year’s John Rodriguez, and it’s a pretty solid comparison.
If Colin Curtis sneaks through the Rule 5 and Austin Jackson doesn’t open the season in New York, the Triple-A outfield could be set with Curtis in left, Jackson in center and Weber in right.
Speaking of the Yankees minor leaguers, earlier today I emailed Mark Newman to ask about Jesus Montero, who is playing in Venezuela but hasn’t been playing much lately. I thought he might have aggravated that finger injury.
Not the case.
“He is not injured,” Newman said. “They are playing someone else.”
Nothing you can do in that case. The team in Venezuela makes the call, and right now Montero isn’t getting the starts.