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Yankees Sign Neil Walker To 1 Year $5 Million

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  • Yankees Sign Neil Walker To 1 Year $5 Million

    Neil Walker reaches one-year agreement with Yankees

    The New York Yankees have agreed to a one-year deal with veteran second baseman Neil Walker.

    The agreement is worth about $5 million, according to ESPN and multiple reports, and is pending a physical.

    The agreement with Walker at that price will raise the Yankees' projected luxury tax payroll to approximately $182 million, about $15 million below the luxury tax threshold.

    Walker, 32, batted .265 with 14 homers and 49 RBIs in 111 games combined with the Milwaukee Brewers and New York Mets last season.

    He is among the victims of a historically slow free-agent market and will take a huge cut from the $17.2 million he earned in 2017, when he accepted a qualifying offer from the Mets.

    A Silver Slugger winner at second base in 2014, Walker is a career .272 hitter with 130 homers in parts of nine seasons with the Mets, Brewers and Pirates.