February 4, 2011

Yankees add Ronnie Belliard on minor-league deal

On the same day Andy Pettitte announced his retirement, the Yankees picked up a player who could help the team this season.

Ronnie Belliard and the Yankees agreed to a minor-league deal, according to Enrique Rojas, in which he can earn up to $825,000 plus incentives if he makes the Yankees.

Belliard will challenge Ramiro Pena and Eduardo Nunez in spring training for a backup infield spot on the Yankees roster.

Belliard has bounced around the majors in his 13-year career, mostly in the National League. Last year, he posted a measly .622 OPS and knocked in 19 runs over 185 plate appearances.

However, Belliard has shown the versatility to play all four infield positions, which could appeal to the Yankees.

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