The Yankees are adding to the depth of their high-level short-term prospects.
On Saturday, The Post correspondent Dan Martin said they had agreed a $ 4 million deal with 17-year-old Roderick Arias in the Dominican Republic.
The Yankees did not address their needs in the short term before the MLB blockade began on December 2nd. Potential candidates Corey Siger, Marcus Semien and Javier Baez have signed lucrative deals elsewhere in the free agency, but Trevor Story and Carlos Correa will remain in place even after the labor disputes begin. resolved.
The Bombers have the prospect of minor league short games Anthony Volpe and Oswald Peraza, and they could sign a stalled player like four-time Golden Glove winner Andrelton Simmons until one of them is ready to take over. .
Arias 6-foot-1 switch-hitter with “no weaknesses”, baseball operations former Yankees VP Gordon Blakeley told PostSports + on Jan. 7.
“I saw him more than a year ago and he looked like a college player. He has a chance to be really great,” said Blakely, who currently works for the New Balance Program 15 international scout service.