Yankees, Ronnie Belliard Agree To Minor League Deal

The Yankees and Ronnie Belliard have agreed to a minor league deal, according to Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com (via Twitter).  The 35-year-old Praver Shapiro Sports Management client will earn $825K plus incentives if he makes the varsity squad.

After giving the Dodgers some major pop down the stretch in 2009, Belliard was retained on a $825K deal that only became guaranteed upon him weighing in under 210 pounds.  While the veteran may have looked more svelte in Dodger blue, he was less-than-impressive at the plate, hitting .216/.295/.327 in 82 games.  Belliard was DFA'd by the club in September.


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24 Comments on "Yankees, Ronnie Belliard Agree To Minor League Deal"


4 years 6 months ago

“if he makes the varsity squad” LOL

vinniemiller
4 years 6 months ago

Kinda forgot he existed….not a bad depth signing I suppose

4 years 6 months ago

First Lee, then Pettitte retires, now they sign a raper?
Boy, quit an off-season New Yorks having.

vinniemiller
4 years 6 months ago

Pretty sure you’re thinking of the wrong person……

And the correct term would be “rapist”

bleachercreature
4 years 6 months ago

I think he meant rapper

MetsFanXXIII
4 years 6 months ago

No rapier, like a sword.

Gumby65
4 years 6 months ago

I thought he was a therapist.

JohnPaulP
4 years 6 months ago

Actually, I’m pretty sure he’s also an analyst, making him the world’s second ever analrapist.

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
4 years 6 months ago

You beat me to it..

Blue387
4 years 6 months ago

Suck on it Trebek!

(obscure reference)

rzepczynski
4 years 6 months ago

it’s suck it trebek

4 years 6 months ago

It’s also not that obscure.

4 years 6 months ago

both do the same, doesn’t matter

Ferrariman
4 years 6 months ago

Can he pitch?

MetsFanXXIII
4 years 6 months ago

2011’s answer to Enrique Wilson!

4 years 6 months ago

He’s not a true yankee!

Gumby65
4 years 6 months ago

This squashes the rumor that Manny Ramirez kept Belliard in his bat bag as a good luck charm.

AceGunderson
4 years 6 months ago

Man…with the signings over the past month or so…have the Yanks started paying in Hebrew Nationals or something?

Blue387
4 years 6 months ago

AJ Burnett will do all lawn work for one year.

LUWahooNatFan
4 years 6 months ago

Belly is one of my favorite former Nationals…Nothing better than seeing him strut after hitting a bomb haha

goredsgo
4 years 6 months ago

The Yanks’ response to the O’s signing Vlad

danthebaseballman
4 years 6 months ago

We finally found a valuable bench player.

4 years 6 months ago

Is this the best the Yankees can do?

levendis
4 years 5 months ago

its probably gonna be belliard and nunez getting the 2 bench spots