The Yankees signed left-handed designated hitter Travis Hafner Friday to a one-year contract worth $2 million.
The Bombers plan to use the often-injured Hafner as a platoon designated hitter, strictly playing against right-handers.
The contract will allow the veteran slugger to earn an additional $4 million in bonuses based on plate appearances.
Last year, Hafner batted .228 with a .784 OPS and 12 homers in 66 games for Cleveland. He only had 263 plate appearances, however, because of injuries. He hit .241 against right-handers last season, over 40 points higher than against left-handed pitcher (.197).
Yankees sign Hafner to a one-year, $2 million deal
New York Daily News | Feb 1