Yankees bring back starter Mitre for 1 year, $850K
Pitcher Sergio Mitre and the New York Yankees have agreed to an
$850,000, one-year contract that leaves the team with two players
eligible for salary arbitration.
New York had declined a $1.25 million option on the
right-hander, who was not on the Yankees’ postseason roster.
Mitre, who turns 29 next month, had elbow ligament
replacement surgery in July 2008 and agreed to a minor league
contract with the Yankees last offseason. He sat out the first 50
games while serving a suspension for testing positive for a banned
Mitre joined the Yankees in late July and went 3-3 with a
6.79 ERA in nine starts and three relief appearances.
Right-hander Chad Gaudin and left-hander Boone Logan remain
eligible for arbitration. Logan was acquired last month from
Atlanta along with right-hander Javier Vazquez in the trade that
sent outfielder Melky Cabrera to the Braves.