Ibanez on board with Yankees

The Yankees have agreed to a one-year, $1.1 million contract with outfielder and designated hitter Raul Ibanez, MLB.com has confirmed.

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.


Personally, I preferred seeing Vlad on this team.


With no mention of a minor league deal can we assume that it’s a major league contract?


Yes, $1.1M, guaranteed big league deal.


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