Showing posts with label Yankees Signings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yankees Signings. Show all posts

Yankees to sign Chris Parmelee

The Yankees have finally signed their first free agent. According to his own Instagram account, first basemen Chris Parmelee has reached an agreement with the Yankees. There has been no announcement by the Yankees yet.

Parmelee was a member of the Baltimore Orioles last season where he hit .216 over 102 plate appearances. With the injury to Greg Bird over the offseason, Parmelee will fill a spot on the depth chart and potentially be used as a backup to Mark Teixeira.

Ivan Nova agrees to deal with Yankees

Ivan Nova and the Yankees have agreed on $4.1 million, 1 year contract, which ultimately let them avoid salary arbitration.

Nova looks to have a bounce back year after missing some of the 2015 season recovering from Tommy John Surgery. He posted a 6-11 record with a 5.07 ERA in 17 starts for the Bombers.

Yankees resign OF Chris Young

Many outlets are reporting that the Yankees and Chris Young have reached an agreement on a one year deal, $2.5MM deal. The Yankees acquired Chris Young after he was released by the Mets late in the 2014 season.

Young, 31, will likely be one of the Yankees platoon outfielders as he joins Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Carlos Beltran.

In only 79 plate appearances with the Yankees last season, Young posted a .289/.354/.521, which was an improvement after what he had done with the Mets.

Brett Gardner, Yankees agree on four-year extension

The Yankees and Brett Gardner have agreed on a 4-year, $52 million extension on Sunday. Brian Cashman confirmed the agreement, but noted that some details still have to be worked out. This deal also comes with an option for 2019, with a buyout.

Gardner is going on his 7th year with the Yankees and has been a consistent player since being brought up. When he is healthy, he usually hits around .270 and steals 35 or more bases. He is known to be an automatic steal threat when he reaches base. Gardner also can always seem to find a gap too, which results in a lot of doubles (33 in 2013) and triples (10 in 2013).

The Yankees believe that Brett Gardner has a very similar skill set as Jacoby Ellsbury, who they just locked up for $152 million over 7-years.

Just moments after the news went public, Gardner commented by saying "There's no where else i want to play."

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