The Yankees made a move to potentially improve their outfield depth on Friday evening.
According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Yankees have signed outfielder Zack Granite to a minor-league deal that includes an invite to spring training.
Granite, a Staten Island native and former Seton Hall Pirate, was originally a 14th round pick of the Twins in the 2013 amateur draft. The left-handed-hitting outfielder made his MLB debut for Minnesota on July 8, 2017 and went on to play 40 games for the Twins that year. A .237 hitter, Granite hit one home run and drove in 13 runs that season.
Since then, Granite has been back in the minor leagues, and he was traded from the Twins to the Rangers this past March.
The 27-year-old has played all three outfield positions at the big league level, and he could help provide some depth for a Yankees outfield that has plenty of question marks heading into 2020, with Aaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton coming off of injuries and Brett Gardner being a free agent.