Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Yankees Avoid Arbitration with Nady, Melky

The Yankees may or may not keep Xavier Nady and/or Melky Cabrera, but today they avoided salary arbitration with the pair, settling on a pair of one year contracts.

Anthony McCarron (NY Daily News) reports that Nady and the Yankees agreed on a 1 year, $6.55 million deal. Splitting time between the Yankees and Pirates, Nady had a career best year, hitting .305 with 25 home runs and 97 RBI. He'll be eligible for free agency after the 2009 season.

Cabrera got a 1 year, $1.4 million deal after hitting just .249 with 8 home runs and 37 RBI. Brian Bruney remains the lone Yankee that could still go to arbitration.

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