Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Yankees are on the verge of a deal with veteran designated hitter Travis Hafner.
Sources said the two sides have agreed on a one-year deal but are waiting for contract language to be approved. An announcement could come as early as Thursday or Friday.
No exact dollar figure was confirmed, but the deal is believed to be worth close to the $1.1 million the Yankee gave Raul Ibanez around this time last year.
There are almost certainly going to be some performance incentives in the contract, but if you’re starting at $1.1 million, even if he hits them all it will be one heck of a deal for the Yankees.
Great signing. If things break correctly (crap, I shouldn’t have said “break” in an article about Hafner. I’ve jinxed everything!), Hafner could beat out Grandy for the second-best lefthanded bat in the Yankee lineup.
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