The Yankees have re-signed catcher Rob Brantly to a minor league contract.
Brantly played six games for the Yankees during the 2021 season, collecting three hits in 21 at-bats. Most of Brantly’s playing time last season came with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where he hit .289 in 68 games.
The move gives the Yankees another left-handed bat and some catching depth in Triple-A.
After the Yankees tendered a contract to Gary Sanchez, the team will keep Brantly as a third option behind the aforementioned Sanchez and Kyle Higashioka, who has another season left on his contract before the 31-year-old hits arbitration.
With MLB owners locking out the players until a new CBA is reached, teams can still make deals with minor league players who are not part of the MLBPA.
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