New York Yankees: Bill Hall

Bill Hall in, Chavez still possible

February, 7, 2012
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On his Twitter account, Bill Hall just tweeted: IT'S OFFICIAL IM A YANKEE!!!!!!!! #IwannaRing!!!!

First, Hall is going to #wannarosterspot.

Hall, a source informs, signed a one-year minor league deal that could be worth $600,000 plus incentives.

If Eric Chavez is not signed, Hall may have the inside track on the other backup infielder spot, but he will have competition. Brandon Laird and Ramiro Pena figure to be Hall's main competition.

A source said that the signing of Hall will not have any impact on if the Yankees were to bring back Chavez or not. Chavez, along with Raul Ibanez, Johnny Damon and/or Hideki Matsui could still be inked by the Yankees before spring training begins.

Hall, 32, played 62 games for the Astros and Giants last season. He hit .210.

Hall’s odds of making the team would go up appreciably if Chavez doesn’t return. The Yankees are still in talks with Chavez. Chavez, 34, hit .263 with two homers and 26 RBIs last season. He played 58 games as his season was shortened by injuries. It was the most games Chavez had played in a season since 2007.

Yankees interest in Bill Hall?

January, 30, 2012
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The Yankees are talking to Bill Hall about a minor league contract, according to Ken Rosenthal.

Hall is apparently buddies with CC Sabathia and works out with hitting coach Kevin Long in the offseason. In 10 seasons, Hall is a career .248 hitter.

He seems like a guy the Yanks will take a flier on and see if a position opens up for him. If Eric Chavez is not re-signed, that could be up a spot for Hall. However, you slice it, Hall, 32, is going to have to earn his way on to the club during spring training as a possible reserve infielder and outfielder.

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