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.

24 Responses to Yankees, Ronnie Belliard Agree To Minor League Deal Leave a Reply

  1. “if he makes the varsity squad” LOL

  2. vinniemiller 4 years ago

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

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

  4. Ferrariman 4 years ago

    Can he pitch?

  5. MetsFanXXIII 4 years ago

    2011’s answer to Enrique Wilson!

  6. He’s not a true yankee!

  7. Gumby65 4 years ago

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

  8. AceGunderson 4 years ago

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

  9. LUWahooNatFan 4 years ago

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

  10. goredsgo 4 years ago

    The Yanks’ response to the O’s signing Vlad

  11. danthebaseballman 4 years ago

    We finally found a valuable bench player.

  12. Is this the best the Yankees can do?

  13. levendis 4 years ago

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

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