The Yankees have signed a veteran infielder to a minor league contract

To further strengthen their roster for the 2023 season, New York signed switch-hitting infielder Wilmer Difo to a minor league contract.Wilmer Difo, a free agent, has signed a

minor league contract with the Yankees and will be playing for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.The 30-year-old Difo spent all of 2022 in the Diamondbacks' organisation but

appeared in just three games that season. One of his best seasons in his eight-year Major League Baseball career came in 2021, when he hit.269/.329/.384 with four home runs and

25 runs scored in 116 games for the Pirates. The Washington Nationals gave him a solid start to his career, where he spent the first six years.Murray claims that if he makes the

major leagues, he will receive $1.2 million from the split contract.For the Yankees to even consider giving Difo a shot in pinstripes, they need to be in serious trouble. There is

a crowded infield in New York, with prospects like Oswald Peraza, Anthony Volpe, and Oswaldo Cabrera jockeying for position in the Bronx during the spring training competition.

Unless the Yankees make a trade, New York will have to decide between DJ LeMahieu, Gleyber Torres, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, and a number of other prospects in the middle infield spot.

Difo has predominantly played second base at the major league level, but he also has experience at shortstop, third base, and in the outfield, demonstrating his versatility.

Difo can be seen as the next Tyler Wade, a versatile minor league option. A switch-hitter with average power, in this situation (19 home runs and 103 RBI over 492 career games).

This offseason, Marwin Gonzalez, who filled a similar role for the Yankees last year, became a free agent.