Found November 23, 2011 on MLB Trade Rumors:
The Yankees have signed Jayson Nix to a minor league deal that includes an invitation to Major League Spring Training, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post (on Twitter). Nix, a 29-year-old who bats from the right side, will presumably compete for a utility job next spring. Nix posted a .169/.245/.309 line in 151 plate appearances for the 2011 Blue Jays before they outrighted him to the minors in July. He posted double-digit home run totals in 2009-10, but has struck out in a quarter of his career plate appearances. The 2001 first rounder has MLB experience at shortstop, second, third and both corner outfield positions.

Brandon Morrow Player Projection No. 136

Key Stats: Brandon Morrow was supposed to breakout in 2011. Oops. The FIP was supposed to adjust to the ERA more after he finished last year with a 4.49 ERA, 3.16 FIP, and 3.58 xFIP. This past season though Morrow had a 4.72 ERA, 3.64 FIP, and 3.53 xFIP. Evidently either the Blue Jays defense needs significant improvement or these metrics are not how we should be evaluating Morrow...

Inbox: Is Cano keeping No. 3 spot in order?

Will the Yankees keep Robinson Cano in the No. 3 spot of the batting order in 2012? Beat reporter Bryan Hoch looks at this question and more in the latest Inbox.

Freddy Garcia signs 1 year deal with Yankees

According to a series of Tweets by Maridiano, the New York Yankees have signed Freddy Garcia to a one-year deal.  The amount of the contract is unknown at this time.

Garcia May Stay

The Yankees offered Freddy Garcia arbitration. I suspect this means the New York front office felt Freddy’s 2011 seasons was more reproducible than Bartolo Colon‘s.

Garcia, Yankees sign 1-year deal

The Yankees addressed the back end of their rotation yesterday by re-signing veteran right-hander Freddy Garcia to a one-year deal for a total north of $4 million. The contract is pending a physical. Bringing back the 35-year-old, however, doesn’t improve the front end of the rotation headed by ace...

Garcia Returning to Yankees

The Yankees have agreed in principle to a one-year deal with the veteran right-handed pitcher Freddy Garcia, according to a person who was briefed on the agreement.

Unpleasant Thought

"I have one year left.  I might call it over." — Mariano Rivera, quoted by George King in the Post. I prefer to remain in denial regarding the inevitability that there is a day coming relatively soon when Mo will no longer pitch for the Yankees ever again.

Joba Chamberlain Needs to Lay off Jennifer Love Hewitt's Potatoes

Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain is living very large. Yesterday he floated along the 85th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. While out on the West Coast, Jennifer Love Hewitt served up mashed... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Mets sign Adam Loewen to minors deal

According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the Mets have signed RF Adam Loewen to a minor league contract. Loewen, who will be 28 in April, is a converted pitcher and has primarily played right field since 2008. He hit .306 with a .377 on base percentage with 17 home runs and 85 RBI in 134 games with Triple-A Las Vegas in 2011. He’s a career .188 hitter in 14 big league games.  

Yankees To Sign Freddy Garcia

The Yankees agreed to terms with Freddy Garcia on a one-year deal, according to's Buster Olney. The sides were nearing a deal last night, after the Yankees offered the right-hander arbitration. Garcia, 35, signed a minor league deal in February and delivered a surprisingly strong 3.62 ERA in 146 2/3 innings. The 13-year veteran posted 5.9 K/9, 2.8 BB/9 and a 36.4...

Dorfman: Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson writes to help kids

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