Yankees News: Utility Man Bill Hall Joins Yankees

The New York Yankees signed a veteran free-agent Tuesday, but not a player most Yankee fans might have been expecting.

Veteran utility man Bill Hall has signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees.

Hall tweeted the news himself: "IT’S OFFICIAL IM A YANKEE!!!!!!!! #IwannaRing!!!!

Hall, 32, spent last season with Houston and San Francisco, hitting only .211. He played mostly second base. Hall, however, has extensive big-league experience at second base, third base and all three outfield positions. Hall has a .248 career batting average in 10 seasons.

The signing is not likely to impact the Yankees’ ongoing search for a left-handed hitting designated hitter. Johnny Damon, Raul Ibanez, Hideki Matsui and Eric Chavez have been mentioned as potential candidates to fill that role.

The Yankees also have young Eduardo Nunez in a utility role. Nunez, however, has very limited experience playing the outfield. Hall hit 18 home runs for Boston in 2010.

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