Andruw Jones was the first dude the Yankees had last season, that suddenly decided to go play in Japan with the Rakuten Golden Eagles when he became a free agent. Now, Casey McGehee, another former Yankee has also signed a deal. The source on this is NPB Tracker and Patrick Newman, HERE, writing " Multiple reports out of the Japanese media machine say that the Rakuten Golden Eagles have agreed to a contract with third baseman Casey McGehee..."
The deal will be for 1 year, and 1.3 million...and it's pending a physical... of course.
Casey came to the Yankees and filled in when needed. He was a good soldier, but it was clear the guy wouldn't have much of a career in New York and he knew it. At one point he was sent down to Single A Charleston, read HERE. Look, the guy's 30 years old and has alot of baseball to still play. I guess if certain teams call, even in Japan, if it becomes enticing enough, you go for it.