The Yankees have another right handed hitting outfielder to try out for their backup spot during spring training as they have signed Juan Rivera to a one-year, minor league contract, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com.
Rivera, 34, was limited to just 109 games last season because of groin injuries and hit just .244/.286/.375 and a 81 OPS+. Against lefties, he hit .260/.312/.433 last season which brings him to a 97 OPS+. He is a very poor outfielder on the corners and has limited experience at first base as well.
Rivera, of course, came up with the Yankees in 2001. He had a .262/.302/.427 line in parts of three years before he was traded as part of a package for Javier Vazquez.