NEW YORK (AP) -- Speedy outfielder Brett Gardner and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $2.85 million, one-year contract that avoids salary arbitration.
Gardner can earn $150,000 in performance bonuses under Friday's deal: $25,000 each for 375, 400, 425, 450, 475 and 500 plate appearances.
Gardner was limited to 31 at-bats last season because of a right elbow injury that sidelined him from mid-April until late September. He made $2.8 million.
Arrests have been made in connection with the overdose death of New York Rangers player Derek Boogaard. Boogaard died in his brother's Minneapolis apartment on May 13, 2011 of a drug and alcohol overdose.
Janay Palmer, the wife of Ray Rice, who was suspended indefinitely from the NFL after video surfaced of him punching his then-fiance in the face and knocking her out in an Atlantic City elevator, is defending her husband. Palmer reportedly took to social media site Instagram to share her feelings.