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New York Yankees Reach Deal with Reliever Matt Thornton

class="ui-droppable" dir="ltr">The New York Yankees officially reached an agreement with lefty reliever Matt Thornton Friday afternoon.  

Jack Curry of the YES Network first reported the agreement, which is for two years and $7 million, on December 17.  

The 37-year-old pitched to a combined 3.74 ERA with the Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox in 2013.  He has spent ten seasons in the major leagues, compiling a 32-42 record with a 3.53 ERA.



With the retirement of closer Mariano Rivera and the departure of both Joba Chamberlain and Boone Logan in free agency, the Yankees were left short-handed in the bullpen.  

There is speculation that right-handed setup man David Robertson will step into ...

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