Behold: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’s Baseball-Reference page

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He had a .744 OPS in the Arctic League and then got called up to the bigs and posted a line of .312/.379/.447 in his rookie year? All at age 7?

I feel like we have another classic Upper Greenland age falsification scandal on our hands. Crap like this would never happen if we had an international reindeer draft with strict slotting.

Yankees sign Adam Lind to a minor league deal. Again.

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The Yankees signed Adam Lind to a minor league deal this past offseason. Then they released him during spring training. Now they have signed him to another minor league deal. He’ll report to extended spring training where he’ll now try not to get extended released.

Lind is a platoon guy with little defensive value, but he hit .303/.362/.513 with 14 home runs and 59 RBI in 301 plate appearances for the Nationals last season, serving as a pinch-hitter and backup first baseman and outfielder. The injury to Greg Bird and the impending suspension of Tyler Austin — he’s currently on appeal — will likely give him at least some opportunity to show that he’s still a big leaguer.

Which, yeah, he probably still is. Or at least would be if teams didn’t have 13 and 14-man pitching staffs and actually had room for a couple of bench position players. Such is not the current game of baseball, however.