Saturday, November 16, 2013

Yankees Sign Infielder Zelous Wheeler

The New York Yankees have signed infielder Zelous Wheeler to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training for 2014. Wheeler will provide the Yankees some much needed depth on the infield in AAA with Scranton this year and could be a a possible call up mid season if the need comes up. Wheeler is currently 27 years old and has made his name playing mostly third base but has also seen significant time at second base and some time at short stop as well  in the Baltimore Orioles system so he is a good guy to have around.

Wheeler put up a triple slash of .275/.354/.414 in 2013 and put up a seven year minor league career triple slash of .271/.366/.414 so he is not exactly a slouch with the bat. Granted all of these numbers are in the minor leagues as Wheeler has never had a cup of coffee in the major leagues but he was signed for Scranton, not the Yankees. A lot has to go wrong for us to have to use Wheeler this season but it never hurts to have him around just in case.

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