On Wednesday, the Yankees announced that the club declined outfielder Brett Gardner‘s 2019 club option for $12.5 million. Instead, the club re-signed him to a new one-year deal. Per MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand, the new contract is for $7.5 million.
Gardner, 35, just completed the worst offensive season of his career, batting .236/.322/.368 with 12 home runs, 45 RBI, 95 runs scored, and 16 stolen bases in 609 plate appearances. He still played above-average defense.