Bill Hall Elects Free Agency

Utility player Bill Hall elected free agency upon learning that he didn't make the Yankees' Opening Day roster, Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal tweets. Hall wants a Major League job and will try to sign with another club.

The Yankees had signed Hall to a minor league deal in February. The contract would have been worth $600K plus incentives at the Major League level and it included an opt-out clause in case Hall didn't make the Opening Day roster. The 32-year-old played for the Astros and Giants in 2011, posting a .211/.261/.314 line in 199 plate appearances. He played second base and left field last year, but has MLB experience at a wide array of other positions.

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  1. Karsen Mitsche 3 years ago

    Come back to the Crew!!!

    • John Driscoll 3 years ago

      I’m kinda getting used to this whole winning thing. Gonna have to say no to this.

  2. coolstorybro222 3 years ago

    10 bucks says he signs with the phillies. 

    • BMiggy 3 years ago

      he could hit 20+ HR’s playing part time in that bandbox

      • nlewiss 3 years ago

        I’d be surprised if he could hit 20 HRs in the PCL at this point. It was funny that he thought he could make the yanks when he couldnt stick with the astros, giants, or seattle in the last few years

      • gmenfan 3 years ago

        Maybe in a SANDbox.

      • mattgrief 3 years ago

        CBP ranked 16th in HR’s in 2011. 

  3. johnsilver 3 years ago

    Japan ur bust.. Unless that bust is the Taiwanese league and Japan ain’t interested.

  4. SumatranRatMonkey 3 years ago

    The Brewers bench is very thing.  I think he’d be an upgrade over Conrad or Ishikawa.

    • John Driscoll 3 years ago

      Taylor Green is better than any of these. Only thing is no need wasting his service time sitting on the bench. Just wish there was something else to plug in.

  5. gmenfan 3 years ago

    After watching him in SF last year, he should elect to take his $27M and ride off into the sunset. Tank empty.

  6. sign with the Tribe!

  7. Joe 3 years ago

    would love him on the Reds bench over Willie Harris 

  8. pennypincher 3 years ago

    Pretty sure he got released, according to IIATMS, LoHud, RAB and TYA.

    After watching Bernier this spring I’m not entirely uncomfortable with Bernier taking Hall’s spot in the backup IF pecking order.

  9. Ryan 3 years ago

    Hall with sign the phillies

  10. come 2 the diamondbacks they need more offense and deffense and u r the guy 4 them. Not KUBEL HE SUCKS 

  11. EricJB 3 years ago

    Hall has done next to nothing ever since 2010. Are all these teams wrong?

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