Free-agent second baseman Brian Roberts agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract with the New York Yankees to replace Robinson Cano, ESPN reported, citing an unidentified person familiar with the negotiations.
The New York Yankees signed pitchers Joba Chamberlain, Phil Hughes and Boone Logan to one-year contracts, avoiding arbitration, the team said in a press release. Terms of the contracts weren’t disclosed.
Derek Jeter awaited the results of an MRI on a right thigh strain sustained during his first Major League Baseball appearance in nine months in which he batted 1- for-4 as his New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 8-4.
The New York Yankees are on the brink of elimination from the American League Championship Series, and probably will be missing one of their top players as they try to overcome a 3-1 deficit to the Texas Rangers.
Shane Victorino had a run-scoring single in the 10th inning to give the Boston Red Sox a 9-8 victory at the New York Yankees after closer Mariano Rivera blew his sixth save of the Major League Baseball season.