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24 minutes ago  ::  Mar 06, 2015 - 4:11PM #4721
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Yankees sign 1B Mat Gamel to MiLB deal


03/06/2015 3:49 PM ET

By Lou DiPietro








Mat Gamel watches his double to drive in a run during 2014 spring training.(AP)




The New York Yankees have signed first baseman Mat Gamel to a minor-league contract, according to Baseball America's Matt Eddy.

Gamel, now 29, spent parts of five major-league seasons with the Brewers from 2008-12, hitting .229 in 106 games, but he has not played a professional game in almost three years; the Florida native missed most of 2012 and all of 2013 after tearing (and re-tearing) of his ACL, and although he signed a minor-league deal with the Braves that offseason, he ended up getting released in February and sitting out 2014 after injuring himself working out prior to spring training.


It's not clear whether the Yankees will bring him into major-league camp or not, but it's likely that come April, Gamel will head to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to provide first base depth - and while there, he could end up once again on the same field as younger brother Ben, an outfielder who was drafted by the Yankees in 2010 and spent last season at Double-A Trenton. 



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