For you Yankees fans who can’t help but read the tea leaves, Brian Hoch passes this along:
Girardi spoke to Pettitte last week. No decision, but he confirms Pettitte is at least working out to be in baseball shape.
No word on whether that’s traditional Andy Pettitte shape, Joba Chamberlain shape, Pablo Sandoval shape or Charlie Kerfeld shape.
ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that the Athletics and catcher Chris Herrmann have agreed to a contract. It’s a one-year deal worth $1 million with performance incentives, per Fancred’s Jon Heyman.
Herrmann, 31, spent last season with the Mariners, batting .237/.322/.421 with a pair of home runs and seven RBI in 87 plate appearances. He opened the season at Triple-A Tacoma, then was called up in late May. Herrmann battled an oblique injury during the season as well.
Herrmann figures to back up Josh Phegley behind the plate in 2019.