The New York Yankees have reportedly signed first baseman Billy Butler after being waived by the Oakland Athletics.
According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, the New York Yankees have signed 30-year old first baseman and designated hitter Billy Butler.
On Sunday, the Oakland Athletics released the 10-year veteran with one year remaining on his contract. He was hitting .276 with just four home runs in 85 games.
No specifics of the deal are known at this moment, however, we can assume that the deal will be a major league deal and only last for the remainder of 2016 only.
As for for the reason: the Yankees will face seven left-handed pitchers over the next 11 games, as Ken Rosenthal reports.
Stay tuned to ESNY when contract details come to surface.
Sources: Billy Butler has Yankees deal.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) September 15, 2016