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.
“if he makes the varsity squad” LOL
Kinda forgot he existed….not a bad depth signing I suppose
First Lee, then Pettitte retires, now they sign a raper?
Boy, quit an off-season New Yorks having.
Pretty sure you’re thinking of the wrong person……
And the correct term would be “rapist”
I think he meant rapper
No rapier, like a sword.
I thought he was a therapist.
Actually, I’m pretty sure he’s also an analyst, making him the world’s second ever analrapist.
You beat me to it..
Suck on it Trebek!
it’s suck it trebek
It’s also not that obscure.
both do the same, doesn’t matter
Can he pitch?
2011’s answer to Enrique Wilson!
He’s not a true yankee!
This squashes the rumor that Manny Ramirez kept Belliard in his bat bag as a good luck charm.
Man…with the signings over the past month or so…have the Yanks started paying in Hebrew Nationals or something?
AJ Burnett will do all lawn work for one year.
Belly is one of my favorite former Nationals…Nothing better than seeing him strut after hitting a bomb haha
The Yanks’ response to the O’s signing Vlad
We finally found a valuable bench player.
Is this the best the Yankees can do?
its probably gonna be belliard and nunez getting the 2 bench spots