Balfour will be the Rays’ closer. He likely would have been the setup man to Bobby Parnell in Queens, which might have factored in his decision to sign with Tampa Bay.
If the Yankees sign Drew, he won’t start at shortstop — Jeter certainly isn’t moving positions. The 30-year-old could move over to third base — or even second — though he’s only played shortstop in his eight-year career.
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.
WFAN/CBS Sports baseball insider Jon Heyman reported that former Yankees reliever Boone Logan has signed a three-year deal with the Rockies.
“We got pretty close throughout the years, but I understand it’s a business. It’s a business on both sides. I would have liked to have played with him longer but you understand it’s a business, guys move on.”
The Yankees are checking in on former Mets starter Mike Pelfrey, according to WFAN/CBS Sports baseball insider John Heyman.
It was a back-and-forth morning, but Robinson Cano is no longer a Yankee. The second baseman agreed to a 10-year, $240 million deal with the Mariners on Friday, according to WFAN/CBSSports.com insider Jon Heyman.
According WFAN/CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman, the Mets have reportedly agreed a four-year, $60 million contract with free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson.
According to WFAN’s Jon Heyman, the Mets and Curtis Granderson are talking terms on a long-term deal.
Ellsbury, who turned 30 in September, led the majors with 52 stolen bases despite being hobbled late in the season by a broken right foot. The lefty-hitting leadoff man batted .298 with nine homers and 53 RBIs.
The Yankees and star free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury have reached a seven-year deal, sources say.
Yankees then countered with a seven-year deal between $160 million and $175 million.
Yankees president Randy Levin and general manager Brian Cashman met with Brodie Van Wagenen and Juan Perez of CAA. Cano, a five-time All-Star, did not attend.
According to WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, the Yankees are close to wrapping up a five-year, $85 million deal with catcher Brian McCann. Deal would include an option year and full no-trade clause.
Young, 30, hit .200 with 12 home runs and 40 RBIs last season for the Oakland A’s. He’s a lifetime .235 hitter.