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