New York Yankees Sign Veteran Catcher

The New York Yankees have signed catcher Jose Godoy to a minor-league contract, providing some much-needed catching depth for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Godoy was released from the Los Angeles Angels camp last week and wasted no time finding a new opportunity with the Yankees.

The 28-year-old backstop played in 22 games last season, splitting time between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Minnesota Twins. While in the minors last year, Godoy had a .227/.290/.654 triple slash line, hitting six home runs, 26 RBIs, and scoring 20 runs in 176 at-bats.

With top catching prospects Austin Wells and Ben Rortvedt currently sidelined with injuries, the Yankees were in need of additional catching support, making Godoy a needed addition to their minor league roster.

While Godoy's career numbers at the major league level are not impressive, as he holds a .123/.194/.140 slash line over 62 plate appearances, the Yankees are hopeful he will provide some depth and stability behind the plate in the minors. Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports