The Yankees will bring in outside reinforcements to complete their bench.
Franchy Cordero agreed to a major league split contract with the Yankees on Wednesday, The Post’s Joel Sherman confirmed, putting the left-handed hitting outfielder/first baseman in line to fill the final bench spot on their Opening Day roster.
Cordero (28 years old) could be traded by the Yankees for Estevan Florial (who is out-of-options) in a deal to acquire a bullpen arm. There’s one spot available on the roster that can be used as a relief pitcher.
It’s possible the Yankees could carry both Cordero and Florial on the roster to begin the season — meaning 14 position players and only 12 pitchers, taking advantage of Friday’s off day — but if they don’t add Florial, he would have to go through waivers.
Cordero spent spring with Orioles and hit.413 with an OPS of 1.099 before being released Monday.
His final two years in big leagues came as a Red Sox player. He was.209 with nine homers and a.629 on-base percentage across 132 games.