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Report: Yankees sign Derek Dietrich to minor league deal

Mar 20, 2021; Sarasota, Florida, USA;  New York Yankees first baseman Derek Dietrich (12) walks off the field after batting practice during spring training at Ed Smith Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees signed eight-year major league veteran utility man Derek Dietrich to a minor-league deal, Baseball America reported Monday.

It will be Dietrich’s second consecutive season in the Yankees’ organization after playing 36 games with Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre in 2021. He also played in the Philadelphia Phillies organization last season but did not see time in the major leagues.

The 32-year-old has played six of his eight major league seasons with the Miami Marlins. He hit a career-best 19 home runs with 43 RBIs in 2019 with the Cincinnati Reds, including a three-home run game that season against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Dietrich, who last spent time in the major leagues in 2020 with the Texas Rangers (25 games), is a career .245 hitter with a .335 on-base percentage over 746 career games. He has 84 career home runs and 255 RBIs.

–Field Level Media