New York Yankees Sign Veteran Outfielder

The New York Yankees have recently signed veteran outfielder Kole Calhoun to a minor-league deal.

Calhoun, who had previously signed with the Seattle Mariners during spring training, was released when he failed to make the Opening Day roster.

Despite his declining offensive performance, Calhoun is still known for his defensive skills and power hitting. Last season, while playing for the Texas Rangers, he recorded a .196 batting average, 12 home runs, 49 RBIs, and 36 runs scored across 125 games.

However, over his 12-year career, he has accumulated a respectable .243/.316/.418 triple-slash line, 173 home runs, 557 RBIs, and 618 runs scored across 1,196 games played.

With Giancarlo Stanton sidelined due to a hamstring injury, Calhoun will provide depth to the Yankees' outfield. The minor-league contract offers the Yankees flexibility in evaluating Calhoun's performance before deciding whether or not to promote him to the active roster. Photo Credit:  John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports