Ibanez on board with Yankees
The deal is pending a physical and can be worth up to $4 million with performance incentives.
It was clear from Brian Cashman’s comments yesterday that a deal was in the works, and that Ibanez was the frontrunner, considering how he can play some defense if needed.
Ibanez hit .245/.289/.415 with 20 home runs and 84 RBIs in 144 games for the Phillies last season. The Yankees see him as the left-handed complement to Andruw Jones, who figures to DH against left-handed pitching.