Yankees Sign Chad Moeller, Robby Hammock

The Yankees have signed veteran catcher Chad Moeller to a minor league contract according to Chad Jennings of The Journal News, just two days after the Orioles released him.

With catchers Jorge Posada, Francisco Cervelli, and Mike Rivera all battling minor injuries, Moeller will provide the Yankees with some depth at Triple-A. Jennings says the team is expected to release Rivera. Moeller hit .258/.313/.438 in 100 plate appearances for the O's last season, and played for the Yanks in 2008. 

Jennings adds that the Yanks also signed utility man Robby Hammock to a minor league deal as well. The former Diamondback spent last season in the minors, and is a career .255/.313/.409 hitter in 525 big league plate appearances.

12 Responses to Yankees Sign Chad Moeller, Robby Hammock Leave a Reply

  1. Jonathan Gallo 5 years ago

    The Moeller signing makes me wonder if Cervelli is still hurt.

    • fpz 5 years ago

      Well just recently he has a hamstring strain so maybe

  2. BIGPELF 5 years ago

    haha cheap stankees

  3. Yankees10 5 years ago

    Welcome back Chad.

  4. FrodoNYY 5 years ago

    Good to have Chad back. I thought he handled the pitching staff pretty well when he was here.

  5. Man, does Chad Moeller suck as a hitter.

    A career line of .226/.288/.351 in 1524 plate appearances, a .277 wOBA and a 64 wRC+.

    Over the course of his career, he’s been worth roughly -26.5 runs per 600 PA. He must be like the Bagger Vance of gamecalling and staff handling to make up for his joke of a bat.

    • j6takish 5 years ago

      As outdated as that metaphor is, it may be the most perfect description of anything ever.

      • Is it sad that I’m just eighteen and my metaphors and pop culture references are outdated? I need to study up, I suppose.

        • Yankees420 5 years ago

          I’m barely 20 and I think Bagger Vance is kick-ass, one of my favorites.

    • Moeller was Ben Sheets personal catcher the year he broke out – Sheets, not Moeller; although Moeller hit for the cycle that year. In one game, not the entire season. Just thought I’d clarify because we are talking about Chad Moeller here.

      Amazing that this guy sticks around. He must have one heck of a head for the game, because the skills aren’t there.

    • BaseballFan0707 5 years ago

      Lovely reference, dude.

      From what I understand though, he’s that type of catcher that pitchers love working with.

  6. Jman1213 5 years ago

    Barrett has a miserable attitude. Moeller doesn’t, and Hammock to my knowledge doesn’t.

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