The New York Yankees have reportedly signed 36-year old right-hander Matt Holliday to a contract.
Sweeny Murti of WFAN was the first to report the news. New York, who currently has a DH vacancy, will likely use Holliday as the answer.
In 110 games with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2016, Holliday smacked 20 home runs and drove in 62 runs while slashing .246/.322/.461. He has 295 career home runs.
The deal will be for a mere one year and cost the Yankees $13 million. One can assume Holliday will take over the DH duties while being the backup left fielder. He played 84 games in left and 10 at first base a year ago.
This means that Girardi can still keep it flexible with Gary Sanchez and Greg Bird, as they can still receive time at DH. Additionally, Holliday’s abilities in left field can promote Cashman to deal Brett Gardner.
While guys like Beltran and Encarnacion lock up a position, Holliday was arguably the most flexible option.
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