Yankees close to deal with Kelly Johnson

While the dust is still settling from the Yankees’ blockbuster signing of outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury to a seven-year, $153 million deal, the club is also close to reaching an agreement with infielder Kelly Johnson, according to the New York Post.

The newspaper reported that Johnson’s deal with the Yankees will be worth between $2.75 million and $3 million. Johnson batted .235 with 16 home runs and 52 RBIs in 118 games last season for the Rays. He provides another option at second base in case Robinson Cano does not return, but projects better as a depth option at multiple positions.

Omar Infante has also received interest from the Yankees as an alternative to Cano, as the club is holding firm to their offer of a seven-year deal in the range of $160 to $170 million.

- Bryan Hoch

1 Comment

What, you got to be kidding. Cashman should be fired if this is his doing. The guy only worth 5yrs $75 Mil tops. And if the Boss’s son did this , they shouldn’t be crying about staying under $189 Mil. What were they Thinking, The guy is good but not that good, always hurt and had only one career year. ( maybe hanging out with Big Dummy Ortiz and the juice cause he always gets a free pass on it.) Beltran for 2 and a maybe would have been a lot cheaper.

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