HOUSTON - MAY 24: Second baseman Bill Hall #22 of the Houston Astros attempts the backend of a double play as Dioner Navarro #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers slides in to break up the play at Minute Maid Park on May 24, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Bryan Hoch, the New York Yankees reporter for MLB.com, says that the Yankees have confirmed that they have signed utility man Bill Hall. It is reportedly a minor league deal with a spring training invite.
Hall spent last season with the San Francisco Giants and Houston Astros after having a rather successful 2010 with the Boston Red Sox. He saw extra playing time in the infield and outfield due to Boston's influx of injuries, and somewhat revived his career. His 120 at bats that season were the most since 128 with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008.
Hall will likely play most of his season with the Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, but he should see time with the big club to fill in for injuries and stuff like that. He has some pop and would be a nice right handed bat for a Yankees lineup full of left handed hitters.