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New York Yankees Sign Catcher Bobby Wilson

January 19th, 2013 at 11:28 AM
By Daniel Sirianni

The New York Yankees have signed veteran catcher Bobby Wilson to a minor-league deal, reports Matt Eddy of Baseball America.

'Chris Davis, Bobby Wilson' photo (c) 2012, Keith Allison - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Wilson, 29, hit .211 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 75 games last season with the Los Angeles Angels. The five-year veteran has spent his entire career with the Angels, with his best season coming in 2010, hitting .229 with single-season career-high totals of four home runs and 15 RBI. 

Wilson will be competing with teammates Chris Stewart, Francisco Cervelli, and Austin Romine for playing time at the Major League level. The Yankees will have an open competition for the starting catcher position during spring training after last year's starter Russell Martin signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates earlier this offseason. 

In October, Wilson was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays. However, on November 30th, the Blue Jays non-tendered Wilson, making him a free agent. 

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