Small, yet, important signing by the New York Yankees. The Yanks signed centerfielder Jared Mitchell.
According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America:
OK then.#Yankees sign 2009 first-round CF Jared Mitchell to minor league deal. Spent most of 2015 in #Angels system.— Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA) February 6, 2016
Mitchell played for LSU before playing in the minor league system of the Chisox in 2009.
According to NJ.com, "Mitchell, 27, was selected in the first round of the 2009 draft (23rd overall) by the Chicago White Sox and spent parts of six seasons with the organization. But Mitchell never made it to the majors with the White Sox and was released in April after posting a .226 career batting average in the minors....Mitchell, a lefty bat, spent the rest of the 2015 season with the Los Angeles Angels organization, batting .232 with five home runs, 22 RBI and 14 steals in 87 games between between Double-A Arkansas and Triple-A Salt Lake. "
Just an extra player for our minor league stash and who knows if many of these players will one day get to the Bigs, but it is always good to try and stockpile and find what works for your franchise. The Yankees have done this alot this off season and I like it.
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