The New York Yankees have found the depth they are looking for in their infield by signing veteran utility infielder Danny Espinosa.
It was Mark Feinsand of MLB.com who reported first that Espinosa had come to an agreement with the team from the Bronx, and he also indicated that the veteran will compete for the second base job this Spring as a non-roster invitee at camp.
According to a source, Danny Espinosa has agreed to a deal with the Yankees and will be a non-roster invitee at camp. He will compete for the second base job this spring.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) 29 de enero de 2018
There were no more detail informed by Feinsand, but the deal is most likely for just one year.
The Yankees have two great infielders coming up in Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar, who are expected to take over second base and third base, respectively.
Espinosa is a decent defender that is a .221 hitter with an average of 18 homers in eight years in the Big Leagues.
Last year, after seven seasons with the Nationals, Espinosa was traded to the Angels and after hitting for only .162 he has released.
He was picked up by the Mariners for eight games and then the Rays for another eight games.
Espinosa finished the season hitting .173 with 6 dingers.
The Yankees could still add another veteran infielder to fight for the job with Espinosa and Jace Peterson.