If you thought the Yankees had a humdrum winter, then wait till you see what happens at spring training.
Russell Branyan has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Yankees and will try to win a bench job as a corner infielder during spring training.
The big DH-utility man is expected to compete for a bench spot in spring training.
The Yankees won on Thursday. So what’s the hubbub? A ninth inning, first-pitch, three-run homer off Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, that’s what.
Eduardo Nunez drove in the go-ahead run with his first career hit in the seventh inning, and the New York bullpen patched together six stellar innings in a 9-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday.
Felix Hernandez watched with delight as Russell Branyan’s drive in the first inning landed in the New York Yankees’ bullpen for a three-run homer — and some rare run support.