Yankees – Jeter Make Deal
The Yankees announced Tuesday, Dec 7 that they have finalized their three-year, $51 million contract with Jeter. The Yankees scheduled a news conference for 2:30 p.m. ET Tuesday at their spring training complex.
The shortstop and the club reached a preliminary agreement Saturday on the deal, which also includes an $8 million player option for 2014. Jeter was coming off a $189 million, 10-year contract. He was initially offered a $45 million, three-year deal.
Jeter had a .270 batting average with 10 homers this past season, down from a .334 average and 18 homers the previous season. Although his RBIs increased by one to 67, his on-base percentage fell from .406 to .340, and his slugging average dropped from .465 to .370. (exact from article courtesy espn.com)
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