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The New York Yankees have a deal in place with free agent
designated hitter Travis Hafner, according to Chad Jennings of The Journal
Jennings says Hafner’s new deal with the Yankees is being
finalized and could be announced as soon as today. It’s a one-year contract
which guarantees the veteran slugger in the range of $2 million, according to
Ken Davidoff of The New York Post.
Hafner will be used exclusively against right-handed
pitching as a left-handed-hitting DH. The 35-year-old owns a career batting
line of .287/.391/.534 against right-handers, and his power is a nice fit for
Hafner reached free agency following the season when the
Indians elected to buy out his remaining contract for $2.75 million rather than
exercise his $13 million option for 2013. He has struggled with injuries over
the past few seasons, as he hasn’t registered more than 400 at-bats since 2007.
Still, this seems to be a nice investment on the part of the
Yankees, as they won’t be committing much to a player with a solid track record
and potential to post a productive season in the Big Apple.
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