Yankees Sign Adonis Garcia

9:21pm: Garcia signed a one-year minor league contract worth $400K according to Marc Carig of The Star Ledger (on Sulia).

4:16pm: The Yankees have signed Cuban outfielder Adonis Garcia, Ben Badler of Baseball America reports. The 26-year-old became a free agent in February and drew interest from a number of teams.

Rumors of offers in the $16-18MM range circulated a couple of months ago, but it would be a surprise if Garcia obtains more than a couple million given Badler's description of his tools. Though he's relatively advanced as a hitter, "it's hard for scouts to see him fitting in as a big league regular," Badler writes. The outfielder spent this winter with the Magellan Navigators of the Venezuelan League.

Mike Axisa contributed to this post.


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11 Comments on "Yankees Sign Adonis Garcia"


thesultanofswingandmiss
3 years 3 months ago

one year minor league contract. Oh wow that is sad.

Jose_Bautista
3 years 3 months ago

LOL at the 18 Million rumor.

Fangaffes
3 years 3 months ago

So, the Yankees went Jesus packing and picked up Adonis instead?

chico65
3 years 3 months ago

Well, as you know, God is the father, Jesus the son.  The Yanks figured they were upgrading and getting the more powerful player. 

chico65
3 years 3 months ago

The Yankees are hoping they’ve found their own Cuban god after missing out on Cespedes

CreativeMace
3 years 3 months ago

A 5’7″ outfielder?

napoli2399
3 years 3 months ago

Cashman has to go.

napoli2399
3 years 3 months ago

Cashman has to go….let Stick Michael build the team again as he did in the late 80’s-90’s

napoli2399
3 years 3 months ago

Cashman was to go, let Stick Michael rebuild the team

Carl Wallnau
3 years 3 months ago

I agree. Bring back someone who knows talent

Patrick Oliver
3 years 3 months ago

Nice signing. OF depth with speed and arm.