New York Yankees Sign Veteran Outfielder

The New York Yankees have signed outfielder Ender Inciarte to a minor league contract. Major league teams are permitted to sign players to minor league deals during the lockout.

Inciarte played just 52 games with the Atlanta Braves last season, where he had two home runs, 10 RBIs and a .215 batting average. His struggles during the campaign resulted in the Braves releasing him and he was unable to find another major league job. It's hard not to feel bad for him, as he just missed out on the World Series after being there through Atlanta's roughest times. 

Inciarte does seem to have the potential to rebound, though. Keep in mind, this is a player who was an All-Star during the 2017 season. During that year, he had 11 home runs, 57 RBIs and a .304 batting average. Thus, the veteran will be looking to bounce back while in pinstripes. 

Inciarte has also had a lot of success when it comes to his strong fielding ability, too. From 2016 to 2018, he won a Gold Glove Award each season. With that, he also secured himself a Fielding Bible Award in 2015. 

From here, Inciarte will be aiming to impress the Yankees from here and try to make their roster. Overall, this is a good low-risk move for the team. 

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