The New York Yankees are hard at work making depth-signings in order to bolster their roster to mitigate the damage of their long list of injured players. The latest signing is certainly an interesting one.
According to Chris Cotillo, former Minnesota Twin Logan Morrison is on his way to join the Yankees organization. He had been unsigned since the end of the 2018 season when the Twins declined his 2019 option.
Source: Yankees signing Logan Morrison.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) April 19, 2019
The Yankees will be bringing Morrison aboard on a minor-league contract, and he will be tasked with working his way up to the major league team.
The veteran first baseman can act as cover for Greg Bird who, once again, is dealing with an injury that will see him miss roughly 4-6 weeks of action.
There’s chatter that the #Yankees are bringing in former Rays’ first baseman Logan Morrison on minor-league deal.— Max Wildstein (@MaxWildstein) April 19, 2019
Morrison will reportedly go to extending Spring Training in Tampa before being assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
The infielder is a career .240 hitter but is coming off a down year in 2018 during which he hit just 15 home runs and a recorded .186 batting average in a campaign that ended early due to injury.
Perhaps he can provide the Yankees veteran experience in the corner of the infield, as well as some additional pop at the end of the lineup, should he earn a promotion to the big leagues.