NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Corner infielder Kevin Youkilis has agreed to terms with the Rakuten Golden Eagles of Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan, according to WFAN/CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman.
The 34-year-old will get $4 million on a one-year deal, though he could earn an extra $1 million in incentives, according to Heyman.
The three-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion signed a one-year, $12 million deal with the Yankees last offseason in anticipation of Alex Rodriguez missing the majority of the season.
The 2007 Gold Glove Award winner was limited by injuries in his lone season in the Bronx. He played in just 28 games, hitting .219 with two homers and eight RBIs.
According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, Youkilis is expecting 2014 to be the last season of his career.
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