NEW YORK (WFAN) — Brett Gardner is feeling pretty good these days.
With a surplus of outfielders on the Yankees’ roster, the speedster was rumored to be trade bait earlier in the offseason. According to WFAN/CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman, general manager Brian Cashman turned down a Gardner-for-Brandon Phillips deal in December.
But the 30-year-old is at ease now after he agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract extension with New York on Sunday. The deal will keep Gardner in pinstripes through the 2018 season.