It was speculated around midnight (when most of the baseball writers and bloggers were sleeping) that the Yankees were likely to sign Brian Roberts to a contract to fill a gap at second base. Well, Brian Roberts pack your bags because you’re coming to Yankee Stadium!
According to Ken Rosenthal, Jon Morosi and Jerry Crasnick, the Yankees and Brian Roberts agreed to a one-year contract worth $2 Million plus incentives. Now it’s worth noting that Roberts hasn’t played more than 80 games since 2009 due to injuries but this could be a gamble that pays off if the Yankees play their cards right. If healthy Roberts is a great player so the Yankees are obviously hoping that Roberts can find a way to stay off the disabled list, a list the Yankees know all too well about from last season.