- The Mets have agreed to sign 21-year-old Dominican right-hander Luis Mateo for $150K, reports Ben Badler of Baseball America. Mateo had previous agreed to deals with the Giants ($625K) and Padres ($300K), but neither deal became official due to injury and identity verification issues.
- The Yankees announced that infielder Kevin Russo has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A on their Twitter feed. Russo was designated for assignment last week.
- Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York asked Yankees manager Joe Girardi about Derek Jeter's season, which has gone from down (.221/.289/.235 in his first 17 games) to up (.356/.391/.492 in 14 games since). "I think when guys are cold or guys are really hot, they are usually somewhere in-between and that is what you have to think you are probably going to get," said the skipper.