Yankees sign pair to Minor League deals

12/13/2012 6:32 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro
The Yankees have reportedly added a pair of veterans to their organization on Thursday, signing catcher Bobby Wilson and infielder Gil Velazquez to Minor League deals.

Wilson, 29, played in 75 games for the Angels last season, hitting .211 with three home runs and 13 RBI, and he is a .208 career hitter in parts of five seasons with Los Angeles. Wilson was designated for assignment by the Angels in October and claimed off waivers by Toronto, but the Blue Jays decided to non-tender the arbitration-eligible catcher, making him a free agent.

Velazquez, 33, is a 15-year Minor League veteran who has appeared in 32 Major League games for the Red Sox, Angels, and Marlins since 2008. He spent 2012 in the Marlins organization, hitting .312 with four homers and 42 RBI in 110 games for Triple-A New Orleans and .232 with two RBI in 19 games as a September call-up in Miami.

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