The Yankees will sign veteran first baseman Logan Morrison to a minor-league deal, according to Mass Live's Chris Cotillo.
The 31-year-old Morrison, who slashed .186/.276/.368 with 15 home runs and 39 RBIs in 95 games with the Twins last season, gives the Yankees depth at first base after they placed Greg Bird on the injured list earlier this week.
Morrison has a July 1 opt-out date and will earn $1 million if he makes the MLB roster, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Bird, who is dealing with a plantar fascia tear, is expected to miss around a month. He will be in a walking boot for two weeks before being re-eveluated.
Though Luke Voit is tied for second on the team with four home runs and leads New York with 15 RBIs, he has slashed .219/.342/.531 in 18 games. New York called up Mike Ford, who went 0-for-3 in his MLB debut on Thursday, from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this week.
In his nine-year career, Morrison has a .239/.325/.427 batting line with 137 home runs and 421 RBIs.
Two years ago, Morrison called out Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez for being a Home Run Derby participant when Sanchez hit just 13 home runs to Morrison's 24, saying, "Gary shouldn't be there. Gary's a great player, but he shouldn't be in the Home Run Derby. I remember when I had 14 home runs. That was a month and a half ago."
Sanchez's response then: "It's an honor to participate in the event. It's not my fault that he didn't get selected. Like I said before, I'm just happy to participate, and it will be an honor to be part of it."