Jan 17, 2014, 12:25 PM EDT
The Yankees avoided arbitration with Brett Gardner by agreeing to a one-year, $5.6 million deal.
That’s $3 million more than he earned last season, when he hit .273/.344/.416 with eight homers and 24 stolen bases. With Jacoby Ellsbury in the fold, Gardner will man left field this season. His last before hitting free agency.