Yanks signed a 4 Year MLB contract with Cuban First Baseman Jaun Miranda this past week. Even though he'll be starting in Single-A, because it is a MLB contract he'll have to be on the 40 man roster and with the squad when Spring Training starts. The club has expectations that he'll work his way up the farm system quickly.
This signing would suggest that they are willing to see what Andy Phillips and Josh Phelps can do this season versus signing, ultimately over paying, for an available veteran in the field.
One welcome site this off season has been the Yanks willingness to stock up the farm system.