Freddy Garcia and the Yankees agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal this week. Garcia was extremely consistent for the Bombers last year, posting a 12-8 record with a 3.62 ERA in 25 starts. The Yankees invited Garcia to Spring Training solely as a non-tenured players last year. Garcia made approximately $4 million through incentives last season and wanted to return to the Bronx. Garcia drew strong interest from Boston, but ultimately came back to New York.

In a smaller move, the Yankees inked utility man, Jayson Nix to a minor league contract. In the spring, the 29-year-old Nix will compete for a utility role. Nix posted a very unimpressive .169/.245/.309 line last season in 46 games for the Blue Jays, but Nix has smacked double digit home runs in three of the last five years. Presumably, Nix will compete with Ramiro Pena, Eduardo Nunez, and possibly Eric Chavez (if re-signed) for playing time. Like Garcia last season, Nix’s roster spot is not guaranteed, but you can bet the Yankees see something in the righty.