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Brett Gardner, New York Yankees Agree To One-Year Deal

The New York Yankees announced today that they will avoid arbitration with outfielder Brett Gardner (via Yankees Twitter). Arbitration looked to be certain when Gardner filed for arbitration at $3.2 million while the Yankees had offered him $2.4 million.

The club did not announce the details of the deal with Gardner in the tweet. The Wall Street Journal reported that the agreed upon figure was $2.8 million (via WSJ).

Gardner has some of the best wheels in MLB. He is coming off a season in which he stole a career-high 49 bases, which tied for the American League lead. He hit .259 last season and had 7 home runs and 36 RBI. Gardner has been with the Yankee organization since 2008. This offseason was his first opportunity to file for arbitration.

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