Yankees avoid arbitration with Gardner

The Yankees have announced that they have agreed to terms on a 2013 salary with Brett Gardner, avoiding arbitration, the team announced today. The speedy outfielder will earn $2.85 million this season, after making just 9 nine starts before being sidelined for most of the season with an elbow injury in 2012.

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