As first reported by Jon Heyman, the Yankees and Chase Headley have agreed to a 4-year contract. The deal is worth $52 million with reports of bonus escalators also included. There was reason to expect this signing would come quickly on the heels of Cash's very upfront comments last night. Headley represented the best remaining positional FA and very much fills a position of need. With him coming back to play third, Martin Prado will presumably move over to second base and A-Rod will be mostly a DH.
More on this story as it develops...
** UPDATE 10:32 AM- Joel Sherman had the confirmation of the $52 million contract value and performance bonuses. As always, this deal is pending a physical. **
** UPDATE 1:06 PM- The team has made the signing official, so it's safe to assume there was nothing crazy that came up in the physical. The 2015 starting infield is set. **
** UPDATE- Tuesday 6:52 AM- Via Sherman, Headley's new deal does not include a no-trade clause, but does include a $1 million bonus to be paid if he is traded to any other team in MLB. **