Yankees signing ex-Met Jay Bruce is more a wake up call for Mike Tauchman, Mike Ford

Years after an ill-fated deal with the Mets fell through, the Yankees will have a chance to see if Jay Bruce will fit into their lineup like they always thought he would. The lefty-hitting slugger, who will be 34 years old just after Opening Day, agreed to a minor league deal that will give him a chance in spring training to earn a roster spot. Considering the Yankees have not re-signed veteran outfielder Brett Gardner with less than a week before spring training starts and their only lefty-hitting option is the switch-hitting Aaron Hicks in their everyday line, Bruce could be a very good fit …

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