Brett GardnerOF | Yankees
Yankees finalize new deal with OF Brett GardnerFebruary 22, 2021 | 06:38 PM
Yankees re-signed OF Brett Gardner to a one-year contract with a split option for 2022.
Analysis: It's a fairly unique deal that will pay him a $1.85 million salary this year -- along with a $1 million signing bonus -- and will then carry either a $2.3 million player option or $7.15 million club option (with a $1.15 million buyout) for the following season. That contract structure will help keep the Yankees under the luxury tax threshold for the time being. Gardner again fared well against right-handed pitching in 2020 at age 36-37 and could potentially cut into some of Clint Frazier's starts in left field in 2021.