NEW YORK (AP) - Catcher Francisco Cervelli and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $700,000, one-year contract.
Cervelli was limited to 17 games last season. He broke his right hand April 26 when hit by a foul tip off the bat of Toronto's Rajai Davis and then was suspended for 50 games on Aug. 5 following Major League Baseball's investigation of the Biogenesis of America anti-aging clinic. The discipline cost the 27-year-old $140,806 of his $515,350 salary.
New York signed All-Star Brian McCann during the offseason, and Cervelli likely will be a backup.
His agreement raises the Yankees' luxury-tax payroll, including benefits, to about $165.6 million for 15 players with agreements. Outfielder Brett Gardner remains in arbitration along with pitchers Ivan Nova, David Robertson and Shawn Kelley.
New York hopes to be under the $189 million luxury tax threshold this season.

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Will Ortiz-less Red Sox still best Orioles? Even when the Red Sox are missing their most dangerous slugger, the club finds a way to prevail. Does that same rule apply vs. the AL East’s second-best...
Thumbnail Yankees to get further help, clip Jays? It’s better to have partied late than never to have partied at all. Just ask the Yankees.
Thumbnail Dodgers, Kershaw to cruise past Mets? This Dodgers-Mets series hasn’t lacked for drama. It’s only fitting, then, that the two bitter enemies conclude their three-game set in prime time.
Thumbnail Can Liriano, Buccos quiet Rangers? After watching Yu Darvish make a smashing 2016 debut last night, can the Rangers stay hot in today’s series finale with the Pirates?
Thumbnail Marlins vs. Braves Pick The Atlanta Bravesaren’t beating many teams, but they are beating the Miami Marlins. Can they do it again today at 5:05PM ET?
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages