Winfield to Return to Bronx Bombers
Tampa, FL – (AP) – In a strange and unexpected development, George Steinbrenner has inked Hall of Famer and former Yankee star and lightning rod Dave Winfield to a two year, major league minimum deal to return as the designated hitter of the struggling ballclub. In a brief statement issued jointly by Winfield and Steinbrenner, the player and owner said that they were "interested in getting the Yankees back to the glory days of the 80s" and that the current squad "needed a distraction from the responsibilities of their bloated contracts". In potentially related news, team sources say that Brian Cashman was seen trying to escape out a small window at Steinbrenner’s complex after a strategy session regarding the potential signing. Stump Merrill was seen leaving the compound but could not be reached for comment.