Yankees ink ex-Mets infielder Jose Peraza to minor league deal

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While marquee names like Carlos Correa and Corey Seeger are available, the Yankees added some infield depth on Monday, signing ex-mate Jose Peraza to a minor league deal.

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The 27-year-old played 64 games with the Mets last season, finishing with .647 OPS in 154 plate appearances. While primarily a middle fielder, Peraza has also spent time at third base and all three outfield positions.

He has stolen more than 20 bases three times in his career, but his pace has waned over the years and Peraza has only been solid at the plate for one season in his career, when he had .742 OPS in 2018. That was when he was the Reds’ everyday shortstop.


The Yankees lost some versatility when they traded Tyler Wade to the Angels after he was named for the assignment to open him a spot on their 40-man roster.

Their infighting is still a mess, with the imminent shutdown of the game expected on Wednesday night, when the collective bargaining agreement is about to expire.

Jose Peraza spent the last season at Queens.
Corey Sipkin
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As of Monday, they had a hole at first base and at shortstop, with Gleber Torres second baseman, Gio Ursella on third and DJ Lemahieu expected to circle around the infield.

And they have until Tuesday to sign arbitration-worthy players, including Gary Sanchez, Luc Voight and Miguel Andujar.


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