Yankees Sign Russel Branyan to Minor League Deal

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 03: Russell Branyan #39 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates with teammates in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run in the bottom of the 7th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during their MLB game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 3, 2011 in Anaheim, California. The Angels defeated Dodgers 3-1. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

The New York Yankees have signed Russel Branyan to a minor league deal, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.

Branyan, a 36-year-old corner infielder/outfielder is a 14-year vet and has always been a low average, high-power guy -- he has a career line that reads like an Adam Dunn fan's wet dream: .232 / .329 / .485. He's managed to scrape together around 11 wins above replacement over those 14 seasons, mostly on the back of that power.

Marc Craig of the Star-Ledger notes that the Branyan deal is indeed a minor league one and won't hurt the team since there's little risk. Further, the deal should have no impact on pursuing "Chavez, Matsui, Damon, Ibanez, etc."

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker