Thursday, 18 January 2024 14:42

Yankees Sign Local Infielder

Childhood photo of Kevin Smith in a Yankees uniform via his  @KJS_4 Twitter/X post. Childhood photo of Kevin Smith in a Yankees uniform via his @KJS_4 Twitter/X post.

East Greenbush/ New York City — The New York Yankees have signed infielder Kevin Smith, a native of East Greenbush, to a minor league deal. Smith played in 49 games with the Oakland Athletics last year, finishing with a career-best OPS of .546. He also played with the Athletics in 2022 and saw 36 plate appearances with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2021. 

Smith graduated from Columbia High School in East Greenbush, about ten minutes outside of Albany. After playing at the University of Maryland, College Park, he was drafted in the fourth round of the 2017 MLB draft by Toronto. 

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