Josh Hollingsworth played in an Independent League last year before being picked up by the Yankees on July 30, 2005. And, then he played 18 games at Tampa last year.
You have to wonder why the Yankees would pick up a player like this considering his age – he’ll be 26 this season. Do they think that he could be a utility player at the big league level some time this season?
It will be interesting to see if he gets any time in the big league camp this Spring – while Jeter and A-Rod are off at the WBC games. (Josh plays SS and 3B.) If he does well, he might force himself into the 25-man roster picture.