I missed this when I was away celebrating my first anniversary last week, I don’t think I missed much. There was the Eric Chavez injury, but if that’s news then there is a dog barking across the street from my house that I need to tell you about.
Something did happen that I missed while I was gone, the Yankees signed 26-year-old Cuban outfielder Adonis Garcia to a one-year minor league deal, according to Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger. The deal was worth just $400K, significantly less than the $16 million offer he was rumored to have from the Yankees back in March.
Garcia is just 5-foot-7, 180-pounds and according to Bed Badler of Baseball America he doesn’t have any standout tools and scouts don’t see him as a major league starter, but noted that he could move through the minor league system quickly.
He has experience at second and third base as well as some outfield experience. During the 2010-11 season in Cuba’s top league, he hit .334/.397/.623 in 308 at bats.