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Sunday, February 23, 2014
Yankees And Brett Gardner Agree To A 4-Year Extension (UPDATED)
Well here's another deal I didn't see coming. According to Jack Curry, the Yankees and Brett Gardner are "on the verge" of agreeing to a 4-year/$52 million contract extension. Curry says the deal includes an option for a 5th year at $12.5 million and a $2 mil buyout. The extension does not include this season, so it starts in 2015.
** UPDATE 12:53 PM- Multiple beat guys have confirmed Curry's report and Curry says Gardner will speak to reporters in about 10 minutes. Sounds like this is all but a done deal. ** ** UPDATE 1:02 PM- Via Dan Barbarisi, Gardner calls the extension "the biggest decision I had to make in my life." There you go. ** More after the jump... ** UPDATE 1:21 PM- Via Barbarisi, the deal had been in works for weeks. Via Curry, Gardner asked about a no-trade clause but was rebuffed by the Yanks. ** UPDATE 1:37 PM- Via Mark Feinsand, Cash said the team did away with the "no-extension" policy after failing to re-sign Russell Martin. Good to know. **