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Yankees sign catcher Bobby Wilson

Dec 13, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

Bobby Wilson AP

Thankfully, we finally have some big news today.

Bobby Wilson, who’s spent the past few seasons as a backup catcher for the Angels, has signed a minor-league deal with the Yankees.

New York is searching for catching help following the departure of Russell Martin, but Wilson merely adds to their collection of backup-caliber backstops and has little chance for significant playing time even if he cracks the roster.

Through age 29 he’s hit .208 with a .593 OPS in 191 games as a big leaguer.

  1. number42is1 - Dec 13, 2012 at 3:48 PM


  2. cackalackyank - Dec 13, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    You are kidding me right?

  3. uyf1950 - Dec 13, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a dozen times, you can never have to many back up catchers. Maybe the Yankees can trade him for a “reclamation” project.

  4. andreweac - Dec 13, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Fat Mathis!

  5. lazlosother - Dec 13, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    Obviously they are going to do some kind of Vulcan-hoodoo-vivisection melding of all their backups, and come out of it with one superstar Franken-catcher who plays for league minimum. Think about it. If you add all of their averages, OPS’ etc, you get a really good player. This will work because Cashman is a ninja in an elf outfit. Or something like that.

    Bring on Dr. Moreau.

  6. pisano - Dec 13, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    What the hell do they want with this stiff? I don’t get it!

  7. ok9275 - Dec 13, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    Trade him? He has value? Lol

    • cackalackyank - Dec 13, 2012 at 5:49 PM

      Hey that’s right…they have valet parking at a lot of stadiums now don’t they?

    • proudlycanadian - Dec 13, 2012 at 8:45 PM

      Trade him for Eli Whiteside.

  8. la4fsu - Dec 13, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    Yanks are becoming bottom feeders

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