As reported By Yankee Universe
The Yankees have signed 37-year old right-hander Nelson Figueroa to a minor league deal, tweets Jon Heyman.
Nelson was released by the Houston Astros in August of last year after he posted an 8.69 ERA with 5.3 K/9 and 5.0 B/9 in 29 innings.
Looks like the Yankees brought him in for pitching depth with the injury to Manny Banuelos.
The Yankees top prospect Manny Banuelos was placed on the disabled list due to a back injury.