The Yankees have two new faces.
The Bombers signed righty pitcher Drew Hutchison and outfielder Matt Lipka to minor league contracts, the team announced on Friday. The duo will also have invitations to major league spring training.
Hutchison last pitched for the Rangers and has a career 5.10 ERA with a 32-23 record. Lipka has no major league experience, and hit .240 for the AA Richmond Flying Squirrels last season.
The Yankees also retained three of their current players, getting a head start on Friday’s arbitration deadline by signing Greg Bird, Austin Romine and Aaron Hicks.
Bird was inked to a $1.2 million contract after hitting just .199, while Romine settled for $1.8 million, according to multiple reports.
Once a highly-touted prospect, Bird endured an injury-plagued campaign, eventually lost his job to Luke Voit at first base and was left off the Yankees’ postseason roster. Romine backed up catcher Gary Sanchez, and hit 10 home runs with 42 RBIs.
Hicks got a raise to $6 million after hitting 27 home runs in 2018.