Report: Yankees to sign Matt Diaz to minor league deal

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Thursday December 27th, 2012

The Yankees are reportedly signing outfielder Matt Diaz to a minor league deal, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. Diaz was released as a free agent by the Braves in October. He played in 51 games and hit .222/.280/.333 with Atlanta. The 34-year-old has been considered as a possible outfielder or designated hitter for the Yankees.

Diaz will be extended an invitation to spring training and compete for a spot on the big league roster:

https://twitter.com/FeinsandNYDN/status/284071775493562368

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