Yankees Sign CF Carrizales to a MiLB Deal

The New York Yankees have signed former Rockies prospect Omar Carrizales to a minor league contract and assigned him to extended spring training.

Carrizales, 24, was released by the Rockies on March 31, 2019, after spending six seasons in the Rockies organization.  He reached as high as Double-A Hartford where he has spent parts of the last three seasons.

Hartford Yard Goats center fielder Omar Carrizales (19) hits a home run during a game against the Trenton Thunder on August 26, 2018 at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford, Connecticut. Trenton defeated Hartford 8-3. (Mike Janes/Four Seam Images via AP)

In 534 career minor-league games, he hit .273/.331/.381 with 79 doubles, 39 triples, 25 home runs, and 187 RBIs.  He was initially signed by the Rockies as an international free agent on October 31, 2012 and made his professional debut in 2013.

Over the last three seasons, he has played in 231 games at the Double-A level, hitting .241/.311/.353 in 791 at-bats with 38 doubles, seven triples, 12 home runs and 76 RBIs.

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