By John L. Pitts/NEMS Daily Journal
Nettleton’s Bill Hall, a veteran major-leaguer, has signed a minor-league deal with the New York Yankees, according to multiple media reports.
“It’s official I’m a Yankee!” Hall wrote on his personal Twitter account this afternoon.
New York sources had suggested last month that the Yankees might be interested in adding Hall as a utility player. During his career, he has played both infield and outfield positions.
Hall, 32, is still best known for playing eight seasons (2002-09) with the Milwaukee Brewers. If he makes the roster – he’ll have to earn a job in spring training – the Yankees will be his fifth big-league team since then.
A career .248 hitter with 124 home runs in 1,047 career games, Hall hit .211 in 62 games last season for Houston and San Francisco. His best season was in 2006, when he hit 35 home runs for the Brewers.