Yankees sign infielder/outfielder Bill Hall

About a week ago the Yankees were in talks with him, but today it is official. The Yankees have signed infielder and outfielder Bill Hall, according to Hall’s official Twitter account.

This is a minor league deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. He’ll likely be invited to spring training with a good chance at winning a bench job.

Hall, 32, has experience at all three outfield positions and all infield positions save first base. He had a .261 OBP and a .575 OPS last season, but he has a career .307 OBP and .743 OPS. Hall’s career year came in 2006 when he had a .899 OPS and 35 home runs.

Because it’s a minor league deal, this probably won’t stop the Yankees from signing a DH, but it could be a sign that Eric Chavez is out of the picture as Hall could easily play third base.

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9 Responses to Yankees sign infielder/outfielder Bill Hall

  1. Matt E. Jacob says:

    Give the man a pink bat, and he will rake.

  2. Tony says:

    nice sign Chavez is out for any Chavez lovers

    Ibanez wrap up his deal and role into camp

  3. NYYinATL says:

    Good signing on the cheap. Now go get either Vlad or Damon and Chavez!

  4. Bronx_Knight says:

    this is not a bad utility signing. I notice that Hall played only 62 games last year. Was he hurt, or just on the bench a lot? If Hall has injury problems, then he will not be much of an improvement over Chavez.

  5. john says:

    I like his versatility. Alot like Hairston wa in 09. He was nicked up a little last year and on the bench to answer Bronx Knight dont look ar him to play short anymore which means more Nuneeeeeeeez.
    Its a great cheap deal if he helps great if not no loss. Ill take a bench with him, Nunez, Andruw.
    But that leaves a gapbehind Tex. And a lefty bat off tge bench

  6. jay says:

    Sherman says the Yankees will pick up about 12.5 million dollars each year in order to trade AJ Burnett. This has to be one of Mr. Cashman biggest blunders and he sure has had many. He brought in AJ Burnett to be at least a number two starter and gave him a contract that not one person in baseball was offering. Now has to pay someone 12.5 million dollars to take him away. Great Job Mr. Cashman.

  7. john says:

    Thanks Rob.
    People forget game 2 09 world series. If he didnt pitch that great game they probably lose.
    AJ has been bad the last two years but he wasnt Carl Pavano.