The past two days brought forth a flurry of activities in Yankeeland. The two major announcements were Mariano Rivera signing a one-year/$10M deal for 2013 and Russell Martin being scooped up by the Pirates for three years/$24M.
Earlier today the Pirates’ twitter account tweeted a picture of their newest acquisition who seems to be sporting a mustache for Movember. Or maybe he just forgot to wash his face.
Best of luck to Martin.
As for Mo, the terms of his deal are as follows, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports:
Rivera contract with #Yankees: One year: $10M plus following incentives. $500K for LCS/MVP, $1M for WS/MVP, $1M for winning Rolaids award.
And Rivera said in his statement: “I feel like we have…a team that can compete for a championship. I’m not just coming back to play. I’m coming back to win.”
I like that, a lot.
In other news:
From the YankeesPR Twitter account:
Yankees also claim RHP Jim Miller off waivers from Oakland; next up, Winter Meetings in Nashville
Nix was signed to a $900,000 major league contract and immediately designated for assignment. He agreed to accept the assignment in Triple A and if he clears waivers, he will report to camp in the Spring.
And earlier today a team spokesman announced that the Yankees “do not anticipate having any non-tenders” before tonight’s deadline. That’s good, I guess?