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Reegie Corona, ex-Yankees prospect, signs with Long Island Ducks

Reegie Corona, then a Yankees minor league infielder,

Reegie Corona, then a Yankees minor league infielder, in 2010. Credit: AP

Reegie Corona is no stranger to New York baseball.

The 28-year-old infielder was a Yankees farmhand from 2004 to 2013, reaching Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre before joining Lancaster of the unaffiliated Atlantic League last season.

Corona signed with the Long Island Ducks on Thursday, the team announced. The Ducks also inked first baseman Jon Griffin, pitcher Ryan Kussmaul and catcher Mike Blanke.

Corona hit .255 with a .328 OBP, 26 home runs and 137 stolen bases in eight minor-league seasons with the Yankees organization,

Long Island opens its season April 24 with a road series against the York Revolution. The Ducks' home opener is May 1 vs. the Sugar Land Skeeters.

Corona, born in Caracas, Venezuela, signed with the Yankees in 2003. He spent most of his time at second base but also saw significant action at shortstop and third base. Corona was a Mid-Season All-Star in 2006 with Single-A Charleston, 2007 with Single-A Advanced Tampa and 2009 with Double-A Trenton.

After missing the 2011 and 2012 seasons due to a shoulder injury, Corona's final season with the Yankees was in 2013. Playing with Trenton and Scranton-Wilkes Barre, he batted .239 with a .300 OBP and five home runs in 93 games.

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