Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner slides home to score a run against the Tampa Bay Rays on July 25, 2018, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Yankees, Brett Gardner Agree On 1-Year Deal

October 31, 2018 - 4:56 pm
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By WFAN.com

The Yankees have come to terms with outfielder Brett Gardner on a one-year contract for 2019, the team announced on Twitter Wednesday. 

The two sides agreed to a deal after New York declined his $12.5 million club option on his previous contract.

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The one-year deal is worth $7.5 million, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com.

In addition to the $7.5 million 2019 salary, Gardner will also receive $2 million from the buyout on his old contract.

The 35-year-old appeared in 140 games for the Yankees this past season, hitting .236 with 12 home runs and 45 RBI.

2019 will be the Gardner's 12th season with the team.