|Yankees sign 2 from Israel Baseball League to minor league deals|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 24 October 2007 13:53|
Outfielder Jason Rees and catcher Eladio Rodriguez took part in the IBL's first season this year.
Rees hit .362 with a league-leading 17 homers and 50 RBIs for the Bet Shemesh Blue Sox. Rodriguez led the league with a .461 batting average for the Modiin Miracle.
The 23-year-old Rees is from Newcastle, Australia, and the 28-year-old Rodriguez, a former Red Sox minor leaguer, is a native of the Dominican Republic.
The Yankees announced the signings on Wednesday.