Chris Parmelee announces on Instagram that he signed with the Yankees

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First baseman and outfielder Chris Parmelee made an Instagram post on Sunday night announcing that he signed with the Yankees. It seems safe to assume that it is a minor league contract.

Parmelee, 27, hit a paltry .216/.255/.433 with four home runs and nine RBI in 102 plate appearances with the Orioles last season and has been a subpar hitter over parts of five seasons in the majors overall. The Yankees lost Greg Bird to right shoulder surgery earlier this month, which repaired a torn labrum, so the addition of Parmelee makes sense. Parmelee can also back up in the outfield if needed.

Parmelee hit much better at Triple-A Norfolk last year, posting an .830 OPS over 272 plate appearances, and he doesn’t carry a platoon split. One could do much worse with depth additions.