As the day goes by it seems more and more news is coming out about the Yankees outfield options. Let's recap:
-As said before, Xavier Nady has signed with the Cubs. ($3.3 Mil base with incentives)
-Yankees have acquired Greg Golson from the Texas Rangers for minor-leaguer Mitch Hilligoss
Here is some info via Chad Jennings of the Yankee Lohud Blog
Golson, 24, batted .258 (118-for-457) with 27 extra-base hits and 40 RBI in 123 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City in 2009. He is a .263 (674-for-2,558) career minor league hitter with 120 doubles, 36 triples, 48 home runs and 265 RBI in 634 combined games in the Philadelphia Phillies and Rangers minor league systems. Originally selected by Philadelphia in the first round of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft, he has appeared in seven Major League games, six with Philadelphia in 2008 and one with Texas in 2009, going hitless in seven at-bats and scoring two runs.
Prior to the 2009 season, Baseball America named the Austin, Tex., native as the "Best Athlete," "Fastest Baserunner" and "Best Outfield Arm" in the Texas organization.
Now some info about Hilligoss
Hilligoss, 24, batted .233 (38-for-163) with seven doubles, two triples and 14 RBI in 51 games with Single-A Tampa in 2009. He is a .275 (387-for-1,406) career minor league hitter with seven home runs and 134 RBI in 367 games. He was selected by the Yankees in the sixth round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft.
Golson will be added to the 40 man roster, which is now at 39.
Here is the rest of the news from twitter:
@FrankiePiliere Nice deal for the Yankees. Golson has struggled at the plate but he's a very interesting tools guy.
@TylerKepner Golson has 140 steals in 6 minor-league seasons, but his OBP in minors is just .308. He's 0-for-7 in seven major league games.
@nyp_joelsherman Last offer by Nady/Boras to #Yankees was $5M, signed with #Cubs at $3.3M. Yanks would have at least considered at those dollars
#Yankees see Golson as abv avg runner/defender/thrower, provide depth at Triple-A -- a better Freddy Guzman in their estimation
Golson is not RH-hit OF answer for #Yankees. Still mulling options such as Reed Johnson. would only do minor-lge deal for Baldelli.
Damon still an extreme longshot for #Yankees who keep telling interested parties that $2M is left in budget for LF
@BobKlap A's and Boras have already spoken. Oakland is quickly emerging as an alternative to #Yankees' $2 million.
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