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Boone Logan, Yankees agree to one-year deal

Lefty avoids arbitration with $3.15 million pact
01/18/2013 2:11 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro

Boone Logan tied for the Major League lead with 80 appearances in 2012.(AP)
The New York Yankees avoided arbitration with pitcher Boone Logan, signing the left-handed reliever to a one-year, $3.15 million contract that is non-guaranteed according to the team.

For the 27-year-old southpaw, the salary is a raise of more than $1.25 million over the $1.875 million he made in 2012, when he was 7-2 with a 3.74 ERA and one save while appearing in a Major League-leading 80 games for the Yankees.

This was Logan’s final year of arbitration eligibility, meaning he will be eligible for full free agency next winter.

With Logan under contract and both Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain signed in the last few days, the Yankees now have just one player remaining in arbitration, right-hander David Robertson.

Logan’s deal also pushes the Yankees’ projected payroll over the $200 million mark; according to the AP, New York's projected payroll is now at about $203 million for 17 players, including $8.5 million the Yankees are paying Pittsburgh as part of last year's trade that sent A.J. Burnett to the Pirates.

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