Yankees sign Gardner to four-year contract

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Yankees sign Gardner to four-year contract

Outfielder Brett Gardner and the New York Yankees agreed Sunday to a four-year contract worth $52 million.

The new pact starts in 2015 and includes a fifth-year club option for $12.5 million and a $2 million buyout. If traded, Gardner would receive $1 million.

“It shows the level of confidence, belief and trust, and the type of player and person he is,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. “We’re excited to know that he’s going to be a part of this team going forward. We’re a better team with Gardy on it, that’s the bottom line.”

Gardner has a $5.6 million, one-year contract for this season. He would have been eligible for free agency after the 2014 season.

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