An alumnus of Tulane University, Geoff Block is the manager of the South Carolina-based holding company RLB Squared and previously served as an executive with Crown Growth Partners. Beyond his professional pursuits, Geoff Block is a passionate fan of Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees.
The Yankees have been relatively quiet on the player movement front since acquiring slugger Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins on December 12, but the team recently signed a trio of players to minor league contracts in an effort to round out its roster.
1. Danny Espinosa – A 30-year-old infielder, Espinosa was signed by the Yankees on February 1 to a deal that will see him earn $1.5 million in 2018 if he makes the big league club. He’s lauded for his fielding ability, but struggled at the plate last season with a .173 batting average in 265 plate appearances.
2. David Hale – A right-handed pitcher originally selected by the Atlanta Braves in the third round of the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft, Hale was signed by the Yankees on January 31. Through 66 career big league appearances, the 30 year old has a win-loss record of 10-10 to go along with a 4.48 earned run average (ERA).
3. Wade LeBlanc – The Yankees signed 33-year-old reliever LeBlanc on January 16 to give the team another left-handed option out of the bullpen alongside Chasen Shreve and closer Aroldis Chapman. The nine-year veteran has pitched for the Miami Marlins, Houston Astros, and Seattle Mariners, among other teams. He spent last season with the Pittsburgh Pirates and recorded a 4.50 ERA through 68 innings.