— PIO DEPORTES (@piodeportes) January 7, 2017
The New York Yankees have made a minor acquisition by signing catcher Wilkin Castillo to a minor league deal.
According to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports Network, the New York Yankees have signed catcher Wilkin Castillo to a minor league deal. The move is certainly not one that will excite many fans, but it will improve minor league depth.
yankees sign wilkin castillo to minor-league deal
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 7, 2017
Castillo only has 22 career major league games and has not played a game in the majors since the 2009 season. He spent the 2016 season in the Blue Jays organization. In 10 games with the Blue Jays Triple-A affiliate, the 32-year old slashed .250/.250/.344.
The signing comes as a result of the organization needing depth in the minor leagues behind the plate. Castillo will most likely begin the 2017 season with the Yankees Double-A affiliate Thunder or Triple-A affiliate RailRiders.
It’s safe to say that this is not the move many Yankee fans are looking for, but it will certainly improve organizational depth.