The New York Yankees have signed Matt Holliday to a one-year, $13 million contract.
Yanks have deal with Holliday. 13M
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 4, 2016
The move, which comes on the eve of MLB’s annual Winter Meetings, fills the vacancy that last month’s trade of Brian McCann opened. Aside from Holliday, the Yankees also targeted Carlos Beltran and Edwin Encarnacion in their search for a proven slugger. The 36-year-old is projected to see most of his time as a DH, but he can also play the outfield and first base.
Matt Holliday’s career totals are quite impressive. The seven-time All-Star has a .303 batting average with 295 home runs and 1,153 RBIs in 1,773 games. Last year, the aging veteran recorded a serviceable .246 batting average, 20 home runs and 62 RBIs in 110 games for the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Yankees’ acquisition of Matt Holliday may only be their first of many moves this offseason. Over the next few weeks, look for Brian Cashman to strengthen the team’s starting rotation and bullpen. Perhaps, a reunion with flamethrower Aroldis Champan may even be in the works.