AP – (New York). With arch-rival
Tampa Bay Boston coming into town for a crucial September series, and with its pitching staff in a shambles, the New York Yankees have signed Andre Agassi to a one-day contract, terms undisclosed, that will allow him to start for the team tonight. Agassi, a US Open semifinalist, has the evening off from his tennis duties. It will be his first Major League game. “You all know we like aging stars, and tonight we need someone who knows how to mount an improbable, historic comeback under pressure,” said Yankee GM Brian Cashman. “Andre was in town, and he fit the bill perfectly.” Agassi could not be reached for comment.
In a related story, Steffi Graf has also signed with the Bombers. She will play second base.