YANKS SIGN MARCUS THAMES
by Mike D.
The Yankees have agreed to sign right-handed outfielder Marcus Thames, says George King of the New York Post:
The Yankees signed 34-year-old Marcus Thames to a minor league contract. Recently released by the Dodgers, Thames will report to Tampa and work out at the minor league complex before being assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
The former Yankee hit .197 (13-for-66) for Los Angeles in 36 games and was designated for assignment. A year ago in 82 games for the Yankees, Thames hit .288 with 12 homers and 33 RBIs.
Not sure exactly why they have signed him, or what role they expect of him, considering how much Marcus has struggled this year. They may be hoping being back in the NYY organization he will go back to last year’s offensive ways.