Analyzing moves made by the Yankees in the off-season and game recaps during the season.
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Thursday, January 31, 2013
Yankees in agreement with DH Travis Hafner
You can add Travis Hafner to the list of "low risk-high reward" signings of the off-season. Yankees are in agreement on a one-year major league deal with Hafner. The lefty slugger has not played in many games over the last two seasons, but if healthy Hafner can serve as the Yankees' primary lefty designated hitter. After losing Raul Ibanez in free agency the Yankees felt that Hafner could provide similar things for the Bombers. The difference between Hafner and Ibanez is that Ibanez can play for a full season, whereas Hafner is almost likely to land on the disabled list at one point or another.