Following the news reported by Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com that starter Phil Hughes, set-up man David Robertson, and relievers Joba Chamberlain and Boone Logan all filed for arbitration, the Yankees have been assertive in locking in agreements. After avoiding arbitration by agreeing on one-year deals with Hughes and Chamberlain, today the Yankees came to terms with their left-handed specialist,
“Left-hander Boone Logan and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $3.15 million, one-year contract, a raise of $1.25 million.”
Logan will enter his fourth year as a member of the Yankees bullpen since coming over as part of the Javier Vazquez trade from the Atlanta Braves in December of 2009. In 195 total appearances in his last three seasons in the Bronx, Logan has an impressive 14-5 record and one save while striking out 152 batters. Additionally, he sports an ERA of 3.42 over those three seasons.
This past season, Logan was among the most heavily used relievers in baseball, appearing in 80 games. In 2013, the 27-year-old should again be an integral piece of the bullpen.
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