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Neil Walker signing with Yankees, per reports

Yankees agree to deal with Neil Walker Modal Trigger Albert Pena CSM REX Shutterstock
Rita Gibson | 13 March, 2018, 03:42

Neil Walker is returning to NY. With AP Photos.A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that free-agent infielder Neil Walker and the New York Yankees are close to a one-year contract worth about $5 million.

The move could signal that highly touted prospect Gleyber Torres, who has been competing for the Yankees' starting second-base job, will start the season in the minors. "I control playing my game every day and making progress every day, staying humble and trying to help my team". Now that Walker is around to back up first base, the Yankees don't need Tyler Austin or Adam Lind on the roster, clearing the way for Wade to be a super utility guy, if the Yankees want. They still have enough money to add a pitcher as well, though Alex Cobb might be too pricey at this point, assuming Lance Lynn's one-year, $12M deal with the Twins sets his market.

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Walker, 32, will give the Yankees a veteran at second base. What a bargain. It was thought that Walker would have to find a deal elsewhere after the Yankees acquired Brandon Drury from the Diamondbacks, but apparently the two sides found common ground.

Walker, who is entering his 10th major league season, split the 2017 campaign with the Mets and Milwaukee Brewers, hitting a combined.265 with 14 home runs and 49 RBIs in 111 games. Walker was dealt to Milwaukee on August 12.Walker recently told The New York Times that he had discussions with the Yankees this offseason, believing that he could bounce between first base, second base and third base.

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