The New York Yankees have signed outfielder Matt Holliday to a 1-year, $13 million deal. The 7-time All-Star has spent his last 8 seasons as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals.
In 110 games, Holiday slugged for 20 home runs while having a .246 batting average and a .782 total OPS.
The soon to be 37-year-old, will play as a much needed power bat to a team that ranked 22nd in total runs a year ago. He is expected to be the team’s designated hitter, as a recent trade of Brian McCann left a spot wide open.
This signing also means a potential lack of playing time for first baseman Tyler Austin, who will most likely lose his job due to Greg Bird’s return from injury.
With winter meetings approaching, the Yankees will now look to shift their attention to their pitching, already being linked with top free-agent relievers.