According to Joel Sherman, the Yankees have avoided arbitration with both Brett Gardner and Shawn Kelley. In his last year of arbitration, the outfielder settled for a $5.6 million deal with the team, which was $1.6 million more than projected by MLB Trade Rumors. Kelley received $1.765 million with a $25,000 bonus for appearing in 55 games, or $265,000 more than his projection.
If you’re trying to keep track of the payroll, this money increases my Wednesday projections by $1.865 million guaranteed. The guaranteed money now sits at $187.283 million, with $10.125 million in potential bonuses for Derek Jeter, Brian Roberts, Hiroki Kuroda, and Kelley.
UPDATE: (1:11 PM) The Yankees and David Robertson have agreed to a $5.215 million deal in his last year of arbitration. This is a difference of $285,000 less than what was projected, bringing the guaranteed money in the payroll to $186.998 million. Only Ivan Nova remains arbitration eligible for 2014, and I’m sure they’ll come to an agreement soon.
UPDATE: (2:15 PM) The Yankees and Ivan Nova have agreed to a $3.3 million deal. This is $500,000 more than projected, bringing the payroll back up to $187.498 million. With that, the Yankees have wrapped up all the arbitration eligible players, now they can concentrate on Tanaka.