Derek Jeter is signing a pretty cool ball today

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Specifically, a ball that has been signed by multiple members of the 3,000-hit club, including Tris Speaker, Lou Brock, Pete Rose, Stan Musial and Ty Cobb:

I feel like, even if I was Derek Jeter, I’d be scared to death to sign that thing. Like, worried I’d smudge Ty Cobb’s name or accidentally write over the tail of the “l” at the end of Stan Musial.

I also wonder if Rafael Palmeiro’s name is on it. I sorta hope Rafael Plameiro’s name is on it and that the he accidentally wrote over the tail of the “l” at the end of Stan Musial.

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.