ESPN’s Buster Olney is reporting that sources are indicating that the Yankees have signed free agent outfielder Randy Winn, effectively ruling out any chance of a Johnny Damon return.
Winn has reportedly signed a 1 year, $2 Million contract and it seems that the Yankees have made an extremely good signing. Although he only hit .262 with 51 RBI and a .318 OBP in 2009, Winn is a career .286 hitter with a .344 OBP. In 2007 and 2008, he hit .306 and .300 respectively.
At a paltry $2 Million, he’s a STEAL. If he sucks, who cares? If he repeats ’07 or ’08 numbers the Yankees make out big time. In 2009, Winn made over $9 Million as a member of the San Francisco Giants.
RIP Johnny Damon in pinstripes.