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Yankees strike deals with Chamberlain, Robertson

The Yankees announced on Tuesday that they have agreed with right-handers Joba Chamberlain and David Robertson on one-year, non-guaranteed contracts, avoiding salary arbitration.

Financial terms were not disclosed by the club, but reported that the 26-year-old Chamberlain will earn approximately $1.675 million, while Robertson, 26, receives $1.6 million plus $25,000 in incentives.

New York’s bullpen was one of their biggest strengths in 2011, due in no small part to Robertson’s emergence as an American League All-Star and one of the game’s top setup men. He receives a sizable boost in salary after earning $460,450 in 2011.

Chamberlain earned $1.4 million last year and underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery on June 16. Chamberlain has said that he hopes to break camp with the Yankees in April, but the club is eyeing a more conservative timeline and expects to have Chamberlain back by June or July.

Right-hander Phil Hughes agreed to a deal on Monday worth $3.2 million plus performance bonuses. Tuesday afternoon marks the deadline for teams and eligible players to submit arbitration figures. The remaining Yankees set for arbitration are left-hander Boone Logan, catcher Russell Martin and outfielder Brett Gardner.

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