The Yankees and outfielder Franchy Cordero in agreement on a one-year, $1M deal. This contract is a split deal, with the major league contract paying $1M and the minor league deal paying $180,000. This deal comes after Cordero was released from the Baltimore Orioles after being signed only months ago.
Franchy Cordero Added to a Stacked Yankee Lineup
Franchy Cordero has had a scoldering hot Spring so far. In his few games with the Orioles this spring, he managed to hit a red hot .413/.426/.674 over 47 plate appearances. This production should just be seen as a flash in the pan, though. Cordero has put up sub-par numbers over his career, hitting .219/.300/.397 last year with the Red Sox. It’s unsure why Baltimore let him go after showing much improvement, but nonetheless, the Yankees have added him to their roster to bolster a injury-filled lineup.
The Yankees had a very interesting offseason. Little moves were made, but the moves made were historically large. The main move being re-signing MVP Aaron Judge to a 10-year, $400M contract, while also naming him team captain. The other move being left-handed starting pitcher Carlos Rodón, who will unfortunately start the year on the IL. Rodón went down with a forearm strain earlier in Spring Training.
This addition of Franchy Cordero is not a blockbuster move by any means. However, with injuries plaguing the Yankees already, a depth move like this may be exactly what the Bronx Bombers need to remain above water. Opening Day is just around the corner at this point, and the Yankees are looking to get off to a hot start.
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