NEW YORK (AP) - Outfielder Brett Gardner and the New York Yankees have finalized his $12.5 million, one-year contract.
New York agreed to the deal Dec. 13 during the winter meetings, and the 36-year-old took a physical on Tuesday.
Gardner hit .251 and set career highs with 28 homers and 74 RBIs.
New York opened a roster spot by designating left-hander Stephen Tarpley for assignment.
Gardner's addition raised the Yankees' projected luxury tax payroll to about $248 million.
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