They're not at all sexy, certainly not sexy enough to make major headlines during Winter Meetings week, but the Yankees are working on fortifying their bullpen depth with a few small Minor League deals.
It started early last week when Ken Davidoff reported that the team had signed righty Brian Gordon to a MiL deal, one that presumably includes an invitation to Spring Training. If that name sounds familiar it's because Gordon was the man from nowhere who came up and pitched a few spot starts for the team in 2011. He spent last year in the bullpen for Oakland's Triple-A affiliate and did a pretty good job.
There are also reports that the team is trying to re-sign Matt Daley, one of the recent 40-man casualties, to a MiL deal for next season. Daley pitched well in limited September work for the big league club and was very good in 53+ MiL innings pitched in 2013. Like Gordon, he would probably get an invite to ST to compete for a spot in next year's 'pen, although I imagine the Yanks look at both of these guys as Triple-A insurance depth more than realistic Major League options.