Yankees Find Outfielder: Reach Agreement With Randy Winn

Double G SportsCorrespondent IJanuary 27, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 28:  Randy Winn #2 of the San Francisco Giants lays down a sacrafice bunt in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies during a Major League Baseball game at AT&T Park on August 28, 2009 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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The door has officially closed on Johnny Damon returning to the Bronx. The Yankees today came to an agreement with outfielder Randy Winn. The deal is a one year deal worth $2 million.

Winn batted .262 last season with the Giants in 597 plate appearances. He will likely compete with Brett Gardner for the starting left field spot, with the other being the fourth outfielder. The 35 yr old veteran does still provide some speed. He stole 16 bases last season, in 18 attempts.

Winn is still thought of as being an above average defensive outfielder. That is likely a main reason the Yankees were interested in him. He is a career .286 hitter despite his drop last season. If he can approach his career average again, this is a decent pick up for just $2 million.

The addition of Winn closes the door on Damon. Johnny Damon and his agent Scott Boras over priced themselves this offseason and the result has been a lack of options for the former Yankee.

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