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.


11 Responses to Yankees Sign Adonis Garcia Leave a Reply

  1. thesultanofswingandmiss 3 years ago

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

  2. Jose_Bautista 3 years ago

    LOL at the 18 Million rumor.

  3. Fangaffes 3 years ago

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

    • chico65 3 years ago

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

  4. chico65 3 years ago

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

  5. CreativeMace 3 years ago

    A 5’7″ outfielder?

  6. napoli2399 3 years ago

    Cashman has to go.

  7. napoli2399 3 years ago

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

  8. napoli2399 3 years ago

    Cashman was to go, let Stick Michael rebuild the team

  9. Carl Wallnau 3 years ago

    I agree. Bring back someone who knows talent

  10. Patrick Oliver 3 years ago

    Nice signing. OF depth with speed and arm.

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