John Rocker has signed a minor-league deal with Tampa Bay and will report to Triple-A.
Yankee fans are anticipating his first trip to the Bronx with bated breath.
Manager Lou Piniella had this to say:
"He's a pleasant guy, he was very courteous," Piniella said. "I don't look at what's happened in the past. I look at the present and the future. I think he's learned from the past. I think it would be a good gamble.''
No reports of Piniella's drunkenness were mentioned in the report.