If Logan Morrison arrives in the Bronx, you should not expect a cordial greeting.
The Yankees and Morrison agreed to a minor league agreement on Friday, confirmed Joel Sherman of the Post. The signing of the first baseman / DH hitter comes days after the team announced that Greg Bird suffered a torn plantar fascia and will be lost at least a month.
Morrison, who will be heading to extended spring training before going to Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes Barre, has a bit of history with Yankees fans. Morrison hit the MLB in 2017 when he chose receiver Gary Sanchez of the Yankees instead of him for the Home Run Derby, despite the fact that Morrison had a 24-13 lead in the home run at that time.
The next season, after Morrison had gone from the Rays to the Twins, he was asked about the controversy.
"They did not like the Gary Sanchez thing with the Home Run Derby," Morrison told the Press (St. Paul) Pioneer Press in April of last year, "but you can not fix the stupid, you know?"
Now, Morrison's goal will be to play against those fans as a left-handed addition to Luke Voit. The Yankees called Mike Ford to take Bird's place on the list and went 0-for-3 on his debut Thursday night.
Morrison followed his 38th home run season in the 2017 season by hitting .186 with 15 homers for the Twins in 96 games.
"We're talking about something that happened last July and we're talking about something that Gary and I have already crushed," Morrison said. "I did not want to say anything to Gary, it was nothing for the Yankees fans, it was all to MLB and the selection process, so if they're still going to go ahead because of that, they can go ahead because of that but they're just losing the They could spend their energies doing something else. "