The New York Yankees signed infielders Eric Chavez and Ronnie Belliard to minor-league contracts and invited them to the team’s major league spring training camp.
The Yankees also signed right-handed pitchers Luis Ayala, Bartolo Colon, Freddy Garcia and Warner Madrigal to minor-league contracts and invited them to spring training, the team said today in a news release.
Chavez, 33, won six consecutive American League Gold Glove awards at third base in 2001-2006. He has spent the past 13 seasons with the Oakland Athletics.
Belliard, 35, has played for six major league teams. He spent the past two season with the Los Angeles Dodgers.