Yankees Reach One-Year Agreements With Gardner, Three PitchersDex McLuskey
Outfielder Brett Gardner and pitchers David Robertson, Ivan Nova and Shawn Kelley reached one-year agreements with the New York Yankees to avoid arbitration.
Gardner’s contract is worth $5.6 million, Robertson will be paid $5.22 million, Nova will receive $3.3 million and Kelley will get $1.77 million, the New York Post reported.
The moves mean that the Yankees have no more unsigned players eligible for arbitration.
Gardner, 30, had Major League Baseball career highs in hits (147), doubles (33) and home runs (eight) last season. He also had 10 triples to lead the American League.
Robertson, 28, is expected to close games for the Yankees following the retirement of reliever Mariano Rivera. Robertson was 5-1 with a 2.04 earned run average and three saves in 70 appearances in 2013.
Nova, 27, went 9-6 with a 3.10 ERA in 23 games last year, while Kelley, 29, was 4-2 with a 4.39 ERA in a career-high 57 relief appearances.