According to his Instagram account, former Orioles first baseman Chris Parmelee has signed with the Yankees. The team hasn’t confirmed yet.
Parmelee, who turns 28 on Feb. 24, hit .216/.255/.433 with four homers and nine RBI in 32 games last season for the O’s. He was originally drafted by the Twins in 2006, where he spent parts of four seasons from 2011-2014. For his career, Parmelee is a .245 hitter with 28 homers and 94 RBI in 305 games.
Greg Bird was likely ticketed to Scranton to be the Railriders’ starting first baseman, so Parmelee will probably take his spot. Parmelee also provides flexibility since he’s appeared in 149 games in the outfield over the course of his career, compared to 139 at first.
If Parmelee is indeed signed to a minors deal, the Yankees would remain the only team not to sign an MLB free agent this offseason.