With the Yankees needing a veteran bat down the stretch, they have turned to the free agent market to fill their temporary need at the DH spot.
According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, the team has signed Billy Butler to a Major League deal. Butler will join the Yankees immediately in Boston as the team will face seven LHP in their next 11 games.
MLB Trade Rumors also added the Yankees will owe Butler the pro-rated portion of the Major League minimum, which is estimated to be approximately $50K.
Butler, 30, was released by the Oakland Athletics after hitting an abysmal .226/.329/.358 vs. southpaws.