Villone signs with Yankees

Ron Villone has agreed to a minor-league deal with the New York Yankees.

He stands to make $2.5 million if he makes the club, which is likely, and an additional $300,000 in incentives based on games pitched. He will compete with Sean Henn and Mike Myers for a spot in the bullpen.

Villone, a 12-year veteran, appeared in 70 games for New York last season, posting a 5.04 ERA in 80 1/3 innings. He has a career record of 55-57 with a 4.78 ERA during a journeyman career that has seen him play for 10 different teams.

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