Boone Logan, Yankees avoid arbitration with one-year deal

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Boone Logan and the Yankees won’t be going through with an arbitration hearing, instead agreeing to a one-year, $1.875 million contract.

Logan submitted a $2.1 million figure while the Yankees countered at $1.7 million, so they’re settling $25,000 below the midpoint. And he can get that $25,000 back in the form of a bonus if he makes at least 55 appearances.

Logan, who made $1.2 million last season, will be arbitration eligible for the third and final time in 2013. In two years with the Yankees he’s thrown 82 innings with a 3.20 ERA and 84/33 K/BB ratio as a left-handed specialist, recording an average of just 2.1 outs per appearance.

Guardians trade OF Will Benson to Reds for OF Justin Boyd

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CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Guardians traded outfielder Will Benson to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday for outfielder Justin Boyd.

The defending AL Central champions also will get a player to be named from the Reds in the swap.

Cincinnati drafted Boyd in the second round last year out of Oregon State. He led the Pac-12 with a .373 batting average and 24 steals in 2022. The 21-year-old batted .203 in 73 at-bats for Class-A Daytona.

The 6-foot-5 Benson spent 28 games with the Guardians last season, batting .182 with three RBIs in 28 games. The 24-year-old struggled at the plate, striking out 19 times in just 55 at-bats.

Benson was once considered one of Cleveland’s top outfield prospects, but has since been surpassed by Steven Kwan, Oscar Gonzalez and Will Brennan.