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Three Bombers avoid arbitration with one-year deals

It was reported over the last two days that the New York Yankees avoided arbitration with Phil HughesJoba Chamberlain and David Robertson all agreed to one-year deals with the Bombers.

New York has not officially announced the deals for Chamberlain and Robertson, according to CBSSports.com, Joba is set to make 1.675 million while Robertson will earn 1.6 plus 25,000 in incentives.For Hughes the righty is set to make 3.2 million plus performance bonuses, after dealing with injuries in 2011, but proved to be an invaluable arm in the Bombers postseason run. Hughes’ had an 18-win season in 2010.

There are three Bombers who remain in the arbitration market, as catcher Russell Martin, outfielder Brett Gardner and lefty Boone Logan have yet to reach an agreement with the team.

Written on January 18, 2012

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