(NEW YORK) — The New York Yankees have moved on from Robinson Cano and have perhaps found his replacement. The team has agreed on a one-year, $2 million deal with second baseman Brian Roberts.
The two-time All-Star had spent his entire 13-year career with the Baltimore Orioles.
When healthy, Roberts, 36, can be a very productive second baseman, but the problem is he’s hardly been the picture of health in recent years. Roberts has dealt with various concussions as well as injuries in his neck, back, knee, abdomen, hip, and hamstring.
Over the past four seasons, Roberts has appeared in 192 out of a possible 648 games.
Roberts along with the recently signed Kelly Johnson will compete for playing time at second base.
Cano had spent the past nine seasons with the Yankees, but recently signed a 10-year, $240 million deal with the Seattle Mariners.
This offseason, the Yankees have added Roberts, Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN