The Yankees signed first baseman/designated hitter Randy Ruiz to a minor-league contract Monday, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports. Ruiz was with the Diamondbacks last year.
Ruiz, who was assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, is 35 and last saw time in the majors for the Blue Jays in 2010. He's a career .272 hitter with 12 homers and 25 RBI over 217 at-bats with the Jays and Twins.
Ruiz was hitting .370 with six homers and 20 RBI over 37 games this season in the Mexican league.