Saturday, December 15, 2012
Remarkably, Youkilis becomes the Yankees’ youngest major signing of the off-season, joining Mariano Rivera (43), Andy Pettitte (40) and Hiroki Kuroda (37).
The appeal to the Yankees with older players is short-term contracts that do not limit what the Yankees can do in 2014, the year they are aiming to be under the $189 million luxury tax threshold. For the older players, even a former Red Sox fan favorite like Youkilis, the appeal is the chance to play for a contending team.
Hey Cliff Lee, see, the Yankees aren’t old.