New York Yankees sign pitcher Nick Tropeano to a Contract

New York Yankees, Nick Tropeano

John Heyman of the MLB Network has reported that the Yankees have signed right-hand pitcher Nick Tropeano to a minor league contract.  He reportedly will be a non-roster invitee to spring training that starts next month in Tampa.

Tropeano has been with the Hoston organization and last year struggled with the Los Angeles Angels.  He went 0-1 in three games, and 13.2 innings pitched and did not fare much better in the minors with Tripple A Salt Lake.  Looking at his history with Houston and his four years with the Angels, he has not shown any sign of shining.

One would wonder why General Manager Cashman would go after him, even for a minor league slot.  But over the years I have mostly learned not to question Cashman, he must see something.