Thursday, July 17, 2008

Yankees, Richie Sexson Agree to Deal

Richie Sexson, New York Yankees
The New York Yankees have reached a tentative agreement with Richie Sexson who was released by the Seattle Mariners a week ago.

Sexson was batting .218 with just 30 RBIs in 74 games when the Mariners cut him loose, on July 10. He hit a career-worst .205 with 21 homers and 100 strikeouts in 2007. However, Sexson had a .344 average with five home runs in 71 at-bats against lefties this year.

The Yankees will have to pay Sexson only the prorated minimum of $390,000 from his $14 million salary with the Mariners. Seattle is eating the remainder of the nearly $6 million Sexson is owed for the season.

He will likely join the team for Saturday's game against Oakland.


Anonymous said...

By modern standards this is a cheap acquisition, couple of game winning hits and he becomes a bargain.

Philly Sports Fan ! said...

I am surprised that the Yanks have not pushed hard for another Starting Pitcher. Sexson is a "Dave Kingman" type player....low average, typically either a HR or a Strikeout !