Ibanez Signs With Yankees
AP source: Ibanez agrees to $1.1M deal with Yanks
By RONALD BLUM
AP Sports Writer
NEW YORK (AP) – A person familiar with the negotiations says
Raul Ibanez and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $1.1 million,
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the
deal had not been announced.
Ibanez is a 39-year-old outfielder who played with Philadelphia
the last three seasons. He is expected to be the Yankees' primary
designated hitter against right-handed starting pitchers. New York
decided on him over Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui, who also are
The agreement came one day after the Yankees traded A.J. Burnett
to Pittsburgh, a deal in which the Pirates pay $5 million of the
pitcher's salary this year.
(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)