Feb 22, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner (11) poses for a photo at Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees, Brett Gardner agree on a four year $52 million extension

Earlier today, FanSided editor Bryan Rosa reported that the New York Yankees and outfielder Brett Gardner were closing on a huge contract extension.

It was later confirmed by Jon Heyman on Twitter, that the Yankees and Gardner were able to agree on the four year contract extension. The extension will have Gardner signed through 2019.

He’ll be receiving a $2 million signing bonus, $12 million in 2015, $13 million in 2016, $12 million in 2017, $11 million in 2018 and a $2 million buy ($12.5 million) out option for 2019 according to Jon Heyman once again.

This is a great pick up for the Yankees considering that Carlos Beltran may not be sticking around for much longer. They could also either trade Ichiro Suzuki or lose him to retirement at the end of the year, so locking up Gardner was obvious.

Now what do you think New York Yankees fans? Do you like this move by the front office?

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