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Yankees ink Brendan Harris to minor league contract

Jul 26, 2013, 11:20 PM EDT

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From beat writer Bryan Hoch of comes word that the Yankees have inked infielder Brendan Harris to a minor league contract. He has been sent to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where he will function as organizational depth for the Yanks.

Harris was designated for assignment by the Angels last Saturday then elected to test the free agent waters after passing through waivers without a claim.

The 32-year-old former fifth-round pick of the Cubs was batting .206/.252/.355 with four home runs and nine RBI in 44 games this season for Anaheim. He is a .256/.314/.381 career hitter in the major leagues.

  1. garryfish - Jul 26, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Not bad pickup

  2. shawon0meter - Jul 26, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    He had the last major league at-bat in the history of the Metrodome.

    Thought that would be super important to note

  3. insidefastball - Jul 27, 2013 at 1:41 AM

    He will probably be in the starting lineup batting second next week at the rate the Yankees are going through 4A level utility infielders this season.

  4. proudlycanadian - Jul 27, 2013 at 7:30 AM

    Can’t have enough Yankee news. I want more. For example, what did CC have for breakfast? How is his food intake affecting his pitching?

    • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 27, 2013 at 11:47 AM

      How about some more worthless bluejay news? I want to know if Gibbons rented or bought a house this time around? For his sake I hope he rented

  5. pisano - Jul 27, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Another junk yard back up player that Cashman seems to love to acquire, the Yankees need some front line players, not these cast offs from other failing teams.

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 27, 2013 at 10:23 AM

      The thing I am curious about, is why Drew Silva bothered to write up this insignificant signing.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 27, 2013 at 11:48 AM

        we have tons of bluejays news here, why? They are dead last will not be coming out anytime soon and nobody cares about them on any given year. The bluejays are insignificant year in and year out

  6. pisano - Jul 27, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    pc….. maybe that .206 BA. got his attention, I know it got mine.

  7. 1twinsfan - Jul 27, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    I liked Harris when he played in MN. He’s a guy who loves baseball and will try his best, even when he’s best is that great. Yankees could do worse.

    • 1twinsfan - Jul 27, 2013 at 1:42 PM

      Crap, I need more coffee — When his best isn’t that grate. :) Did that one on porpoise. Hey, Twins played until about 1:30 last night so I’m tired. Won so it was all worth it.

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