Analyzing moves made by the Yankees in the off-season and game recaps during the season.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Yankees re-sign Chavez, Make Ibanez Official.
The Yankees announced earlier today that they have officially sign Raul Ibanez to a one-year deal worth $1.1 million.
Later in the day, when asked about his bench, Girardi "accidentally" slipped in Eric Chavez's name when in fact, he was not yet signed. A few hours later, it was revealed that Chavez agreed to terms with the Yankees on a one-year major league deal worth $900,000 with added incentives. The Yankees are now a complete team. They have players to fill holes that will need to be filled when regulars are inured.
Players are filing into Tampa daily. Today, Andruw Jones made his Spring debut, discussing his meniscus tear that he played through last season and had repaired in the off-season. He also said that he would like to contribute more to the team... With a young outfield, it will be hard to contribute anymore than he is used to unless he platoons with Gardner in left, which I do not see happening too much because of Gardner's above-average defensive abilities.