Yankees Bring Back 3 on Minor League Deals

According to Matt Eddy of BaseballAmerica, the Yankees re-signed three minor leaguers who were in the organization last year.  The Yankees re-signed RHP Paul Bush, OF Edwar Gonzalez, and 3B Marcos Vechionacci on minor league deals.

Bush, 30, pitched in 12 games between Trenton and Scranton last year after being signed from the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League.  In both stops he was able to put up a K/9 ratio over 10, in 37 total innings.  He has a career minor league ERA of 3.08.  Expect him to spend time in both the Scranton and Trenton bullpen, and be an occasional starter as needed.

Gonzalez,27, struggled terribly last year in Trenton (AA) after a successful 2008 campaign.  Last year with Trenton he only hit .232/.296 with a .329 SLG and 4 homeruns in 413 at-bats.  Expect him to be a back-up outfielder in Trenton, or maybe Scranton.

Vechionacci,who will be 24 in April, was once a highly touted prospect that turned into a complete bust.  He has a career minor league OPS of .682 and only hit .213/.278 with a .332 SLG and 10 homeruns last year with Trenton.

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One Response to Yankees Bring Back 3 on Minor League Deals

  1. Rob Abruzzese says:

    I was really impressed by Vechionacci when he played for the Staten Island Yankees briefly in 2008. His numbers were sick and the umpires stole a homerun, they called a clear homerun foul, in Brooklyn. He was also playing hurt at the time.