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Brett Gardner, David Robertson avoid arbitration with Yankees, reports say

Brett Gardner #11 of the Yankees celebrates after

Brett Gardner #11 of the Yankees celebrates after hitting a walk off solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium. (Aug. 11, 2013) (Credit: Mike Stobe)

The Yankees have avoided arbitration and agreed to one-year deals with Brett Gardner, Ivan Nova and David Robertson, according to multiple reports.

Gardner will make $5.6 million, according to multiple reports. Robertson is due to earn $5.215 million, according to Jon Heyman. Nova will make $3.3 million according to Joel Sherman.

Gardner, 30, and Robertson, 28, are in their last season of arbitration-eligibility and can file for free agency after the 2014 season. Nova, in his first year of arbitration eligibility, isn't eligible for free agency until after the 2016 season.

Defensive wiz Gardner is expected to man left field this season as part of a crowded outfield that also features Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, Alfonso Soriano and Ichiro Suzuki. Gardner is a .268 hitter with a .352 on-base percentage in six seasons, all with the Yankees. He's stolen 161 bases and has an 80.9 percent success rate.

Robertson is likely to occupy the closer role vacated by Mariano Rivera. The righthander has a 2.76 ERA in six seasons spent largely as a set-up man. He's struck out 428 batters in 329 innings.

Nova is 38-20 with a 4.04 ERA in four seasons. He was 9-6 with a 3.10 ERA for the Yankees in 2013.

With the trio of Friday signings, the Yankees have signed all of their arbitration-eligible players.

Tags: Brett Gardner , Yankees , David Robertson

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