The Yankees have agreed to terms with 1B/DH Chris Carter on one-year contract worth $3 million dollars, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.
The #Yankees have agreed to a one-year, $3 million contract with Chris Carter, pending a physical.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) February 7, 2017
Carter somewhat quietly led the National League with 41 home runs last season, though his .222 average and league-leading 206 strikeouts in 2016 explain why he was still available in February.
Whether you like the deal or not, the Yankees have added significant power to their roster at a relatively cheap price. How Carter’s addition impacts Greg Bird, Tyler Austin, and Matt Holliday—who are all 1B/DH types—is now an intriguing question heading into Spring Training.
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