NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Left-hander Boone Logan and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $3.15 million, one-year contract, a raise of $1.25 million.
Logan earned the trust of Joe Girardi’s as a reliable and durable bullpen arm. He agreed Friday on the non-guaranteed deal avoided salary arbitration.
The 27-year-old reliever was 7-2 with a 3.74 ERA. He will compete with fellow lefty relievers Clay Rapada and Cesar Cabral and can become a free agent after this season.
New York’s projected payroll is at $202.7 million for 17 signed players, including $8.5 million the Yankees owe Pittsburgh as part of last year’s trade that sent A.J. Burnett to the Pirates.
One New York player remains in arbitration, with reliever David Robertson asking for a raise from $1,625,000 to $3.55 million and the Yankees offering $2.85 million.
Going into 2013, Robertson is penciled-in as the Yankees’ setup man. His signing is particularly important as Mariano Rivera must prove he hasn’t lost anything after a devastating ACL injury in 2012.
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