Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Yankees have signed outfielder Randy Winn to a one-year contract at around $2 million.
I had a hunch the Yanks would consider Winn. Here's his CAIRO projection for 2010 as a Yankee.
BR: Linear weights batting runs
BRAR: Park and position-adjusted batting runs above replacement level
wOBA: Weighted on-base average
WAR: Wins above replacement
That WAR includes an estimated LF defense of around +5.5 above average if he were to get 400 PAs. He'd project around -2 in CF over the same playing time.
If he's used in a strict platoon role, he'd project to hit around .280/.341/.394, for a wOBA of .326. That's still not very good, but he looks like he'll be a decent enough backup OF and platoon partner for TSBG (projected wOBA of .283 against lefties) and Curtis Granderson (projected wOBA of .294 against lefties), especially if Jamie Hoffmann ends up not being up to the task or if they want to get both TSBG and Granderson out of the lineup against a particular lefty.
Also, as Jonathan mentioned in the comments of the previous thread, the Yankees traded Mitch Hilligoss for Greg Golson. Golson was a hot prospect who was drafted 21st overall by the Phillies in 2004 but has put up a pretty poor professional line so far. Here's his CAIRO projection for 2010 as a Yankee.
Doesn't look like he's much of a player, although maybe he'll help out Scranton.