No word yet on whether or not he'll be tapped to replace Roger in the rotation.
According to the Yankees official site:
Crystal will sign the contract and work out with the Yankees at Legends Field on Wednesday, before playing in the club's game on against the Pirates on Thursday. Commissioner Bud Selig approved the Yankees' extension of a contract to Crystal.
Crystal, who turns 60 on Friday, will wear uniform No. 60 in the game.
He will not be the first celebrity to don a Major League uniform during Spring Training play. Country music artist Garth Brooks worked out with three big league clubs -- the Padres, Mets and Royals -- beginning in 1998 to raise funds for his Teammates For Kids foundation.
I can only imagine that Ben Affleck is burning up the phone lines to the Red Sox front office in the wake of this news.