The New York Yankees have signed infielder/designated hitter Dan Johnson to a minor league contract.
The New York Yankees have signed infielder/designate hitter Dan Johnson to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to major league spring training, according to Sweeny Murti of Sportsradio 66 WFAN.
Johnson appeared in 14 games for the Chicago White Sox last season, collecting eight hits, including three home runs, in 22 at-bats. The 33-year-old spent a majority of the season with Chicago's Triple-A affiliate. He hit .267/.388/.492 with 21 doubles, one triple and 28 home runs over 476 at-bats.
Johnson has spent parts of seven seasons at the major league level as a member of the White Sox, Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays. He's hit .237/.338/.412 over 1320 at-bats while manning first and third base and left field.
Johnson hasn't seen more than 111 at-bats at the major league level since 2007, when he appeared in 117 games for the A's. He bats from the left side but has similar career numbers against left- and right-handed pitchers.