The Yankees will sign veteran catcher Ryan Lavarnway to a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training, according to the New York Post's Joel Sherman.
Lavarnway, 31, has appeared in just 12 MLB games in the past three seasons. With Triple-A Indianapolis last year, a Pirates affiliate, he hit .288 with nine home runs and 33 RBIs in 77 games.
Lavarnway has never appeared in more than 46 MLB games in a season. Since debuting in 2011, he has a lifetime .208/.268/.326 batting line with seven home runs and 43 RBIs in 146 games.
Behind the plate, he has thrown out 16 of 79 runners in his career.