Philadelphia activated Placido Polanco from the disabled list after the third baseman missed the past four weeks with a back injury.
Polanco struggled before being shut down, hitting just .255 with a .628 OPS in 82 games at age 36, and the Phillies seem likely to choose a $1 million buyout over his $5.5 million option for next season.
Kevin Frandsen was the primary third baseman in Polanco’s absence and played surprisingly well in 20 games, hitting .329 with a .757 OPS.
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.