The Yankees continue to add to their payroll for 2014, coming to terms with center fielder Brett Gardner, according to Joel Sherman.
Gardner, who will figure to be a utility outfielder for the Yanks, will earn $5.6 million in 2014 after earning $2.85 million the year prior. As the Yankees’ primary center fielder, Gardner had a career high 609 plate appearances, leading off for New York, racking up 24 stolen bases and ten triples, batting .273/.344/.416. With Jacoby Ellsbury being signed in the offseason to be the new center fielder, Gardner will likely slide over to left field with Ichiro manning right.
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