No, it’s not Christmas. But the Yankees have placed a little present under the tree with hopes of giving the fans something to be excited about.
The New York Yankees announced they have signed LF Matt Holliday to a one-year, $13 Million deal for the 2017 season.
Now, I know how much you love rumors, so before anyone starts the “Yankees are trading Brett Gardner because they signed Matt Holliday” rumors, Holliday is not replacing Gardner. Instead, Holliday will be the Yankees DH and can play a bit of first base should the Yankees need him to.
Holliday is coming off an injury-plagued 2016 season, hitting .246/.322/.461 with 20 homers and 62 RBI. Holliday spent the last seven and a half seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, winning a World Series with the team in 2011.