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.