Baseball America’s latest minor league transactions includes one new Yankees signing: Outfielder Reid Gorecki.
Once a highly-touted prospect in the Cardinals system, Gorecki’s career momentarily stalled in Double-A. He played just 21 Triple-A games in the Cardinals’ system, but he got his career going again with the Braves. Last season, in the pitching friendly International League, he hit .286 with nine home runs, 27 doubles, six triples and 14 stolen bases. He made his major league debut during the 2009 season, getting just 25 at-bats with the Braves. He has played all three outfield positions, primarily center field.
Barring a big spring training, Gorecki will almost certainly open the season with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre as a regular in the outfield with Colin Curtis and previous free agent signing, Jon Weber.
UPDATE, 7:27 p.m.: Just a few other notable minor league signings: INF Angel Berroa to the Dodgers, RHP Jeff Kennard (former Yankees minor leaguer traded for Jose Molina) to the Cubs, INF Danny Richar (a solid infielder I saw quite a bit in the IL) to the Marlins, RHP Kevin Cameron (solid reliever in limited big league time) to the Giants.