Yankees trade Mitre
The NY Yankees traded P Sergio Mitre (pic above) to the Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Chris Dickerson, earlier today. The Yankees also signed RHP Kevin Millwood (pic below) to a minor league contract. The Yankees locked P Ivan Nova in the four spot, Freddy Garcia is the leading candidate for the five spot with Bartolo Colon not far behind. Millwood may be put in the rotation depending on his minor league numbers. Millwood has the opportunity to make big $$$ if he is on the Yankees roster by May 1. Read the excerpt, courtesy ESPN:
The Yankees gave Millwood no guaranteed money. He was signed to a pro-rated $1.5 million deal with incentives, but he has to be on the Yankees’ 25-man big league roster by May 1 or the deal is void.
Millwood has the chance to earn $3.5 million more in performance bonuses: $500,000 each for five, 10, 15, 20 and 25 starts. He would get an additional $1 million for 30 starts.