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. **

1 comment:

Rafael Rodriguez said...

I'm glad that they were able to work out a deal with him. And I'm glad that the Yanks are moving away from the no extension policy where it makes sense. Just think, if they extended Cano a few years back, he could've still had a few more years with the Yanks at a reasonable salary.