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Yankees sign veteran catcher Chris Iannetta

The Yankees have agreed to a Minor League contract with veteran catcher Chris Iannetta, MLB.com has confirmed.

Iannetta is expected to compete with Kyle Higashioka and Erik Kratz for a big league roster spot as the Yankees seek a backup for starting catcher Gary Sánchez. The team has not formally announced the signing.

Iannetta adds depth to Yanks

Higashioka, who turns 30 in April, is on the 40-man roster and is out of Minor League options. Kratz, 39, will attend camp on a Minor League contract.

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