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.
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.
Yankees are close to signing veteran catcher Chris Iannetta to a minor league deal. Played 14 seasons mostly with COL and LAA. Turns 37 in April. Along with Eric Kratz, will provide veteran depth/competition for Kyle Higashioka as backup to Gary Sanchez.
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