Carlos Ruiz’s wife gave birth yesterday and, as Bryan Graham of SI.com amusingly points out, the couple’s second child arrived “nine months to the day of Roy Halladay’s perfect game.”
Even better, the baby boy’s name is Carlos. But not Carlos Jr., because Ruiz’s first son already got that name when he was born eight years ago. Seriously.
It’s not quite George Foreman naming all five of his sons George, but it’s pretty close.
I’d have voted for “Chooch” as the name, obviously.
The Yankees announced on Monday that the club signed infielder Brad Miller to a minor league contract.
Miller, 29, was designated for assignment by the Indians last week. He wasn’t happy about that decision, saying, “Obviously, [the Indians] don’t want the best guys up here.”
Miller hit .250/.325/.417 with a homer and four RBI in 40 plate appearances with the Indians. The Indians have one of the worst offenses in the league and Miller was one of only a handful of players even hitting at a passable level, which did make his DFA all the more surprising.
The Yankees, decimated by injuries, need depth and Miller will provide that at the very least.