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TRAVIS HAFNER, designated hitter Career (11 seasons): .278 (Credit: Getty Images)

TRAVIS HAFNER, designated hitter
Career (11 seasons): .278 avg., .381 OBP, 201 HR, 694 RBIs
2012: .228 avg., .346 OBP, 12 HR, 34 RBIs
Contract: One year, $2 million
“Pronk” was signed in order to be the left-handed hitting half of a DH platoon, likely with Matt Diaz. He's hit double-digit home runs in nine of the last 10 seasons and had an on-base percentage below .346 just once in the last eight seasons. Injuries have limited his time on the field, and he hasn't played in more than 118 games since 2007. |

Yankees offseason additions

Take a look at some of the more prominent signings and re-signings the Yankees made in preparation for the 2013 season.

MATT DIAZ, left fielder/designated hitter Career (10 seasons):
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MATT DIAZ, left fielder/designated hitter
Career (10 seasons): .291 avg., .339 OBP, 45 HR, 225 RBIs
2012: .222 avg., .280 OBP, 2 HR, 13 RBIs
Contract: One year, $1.2 million (if he makes the club)
The Yankees are certainly counting on a bounce-back season from Diaz, but he was brought to the Bronx to do one thing: hit left-handed pitchers. Diaz, who will be 35 years old for the 2013 season, is a career .324 hitter with an .863 on-base plus slugging percentage against southpaws. But he hit just .269 with a .740 OPS against lefties last season. It's a classic low-risk, high-reward move. |

TRAVIS HAFNER, designated hitter Career (11 seasons): .278
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TRAVIS HAFNER, designated hitter
Career (11 seasons): .278 avg., .381 OBP, 201 HR, 694 RBIs
2012: .228 avg., .346 OBP, 12 HR, 34 RBIs
Contract: One year, $2 million
“Pronk” was signed in order to be the left-handed hitting half of a DH platoon, likely with Matt Diaz. He's hit double-digit home runs in nine of the last 10 seasons and had an on-base percentage below .346 just once in the last eight seasons. Injuries have limited his time on the field, and he hasn't played in more than 118 games since 2007. |

DAVID HERNDON, reliever Career (three seasons): 2-8, 3.85
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DAVID HERNDON, reliever
Career (three seasons): 2-8, 3.85 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 5.8 K/9, 3.2 BB/9
2012: 0-1, 4.70 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 9.4 K/9, 1.2 BB/9
Contract: Signed to a split contract that pays $750,000 if he makes the majors
Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman has had a lot of success in recent years plucking bargain-bin relievers off the market and successfully slotting them into the Yankees bullpen (see: Eppley, Cody). This is another one of those type of moves. If Herndon is nothing more than a Triple-A insurance policy, it costs the Yankees almost nothing. If he becomes a key, or even reliable, bullpen piece, the deal looks superb in retrospect. |

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DAN JOHNSON, first baseman Career (seven seasons): .237
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DAN JOHNSON, first baseman
Career (seven seasons): .237 avg., .338 OBP, 56 HR, 194 RBIs
2012: .364, .548 OBP, 3 HR, 6 RBIs
Contract: Signed to a minor league contract
Johnson may best be remembered by Yankees fans as the guy who tied up Game 162 for the Rays with a pinch-hit home run on the epic final night of the 2011 regular season. He may be nothing more than minor league depth, but Johnson has a penchant for big hits, and he's hit double-digit home runs twice in his career. Given enough at-bats, he's likely to produce power. Whether he can hit or walk enough to stick for enough at-bats, however, is another matter. |

HIROKI KURODA, starting pitcher Career (five seasons): 57-57,
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HIROKI KURODA, starting pitcher
Career (five seasons): 57-57, 3.42 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 6.8 K/9, 2.1 BB/9
2012: 16-11, 3.32 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 6.8 K/9, 2.1 BB/9
Contract: One year, $15 million
Kuroda, who turns 38 on Feb. 10, made a seamless transition to the American League after pitching for the Dodgers from 2008-2011. He was 0-1 with a 2.81 ERA in two playoff starts for the Yankees in 2012 and will likely anchor the No. 2 spot in the rotation behind CC Sabathia again. |

ANDY PETTITTE, starting pitcher Career (17 seasons): 245-142,
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ANDY PETTITTE, starting pitcher
Career (17 seasons): 245-142, 3.86 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 6.7 K/9, 2.8 BB/9
2012: 5-4, 2.87 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 7.0 K/9, 2.9 BB/9
Contract: One year, $12 million
The steady lefty missed significant time during his come-back season after breaking his left fibula, making just 12 starts in 2012. When healthy, however, he was brilliant, his decreased velocity seemingly a non-factor. Though he'll turn 41 during the 2013 season, he's being counted on as a key cog. |

JUAN RIVERA, outfielder Career (12 seasons): .274 avg.,
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JUAN RIVERA, outfielder
Career (12 seasons): .274 avg., .323 OBP, 132 HR, 539 RBIs
2012: .244 avg., .286 OBP, 9 HR, 47 RBIs
Contract: Signed to a minor league contract
Rivera is one of several candidates brought into Yankees camp to compete for the job of right-handed hitting outfielder/designated hitter. In his career Rivera has a .285 average and .820 on-base plus slugging percentage against left-handed pitchers. |

MARIANO RIVERA, closer Career (18 seasons): 76-58, 2.21
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MARIANO RIVERA, closer
Career (18 seasons): 76-58, 2.21 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, 608 saves
2012: 1-1, 2.16 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, five saves
Contract: One year, $10 million
Rivera missed the last five months of the season after tearing the ACL in his right knee. But the all-time saves leader is back for what could be his final season in pinstripes. While his performance has yet to show signs of decline due to age (Rivera is 43), it remains to be seen if the injury will affect him. |

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BOBBY WILSON, catcher Career (five seasons): .208 avg.,
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BOBBY WILSON, catcher
Career (five seasons): .208 avg., .272 OBP, 8 HR, 37 RBIs
2012: .211 avg., .277 OBP, 3 HR, 13 RBIs
Contract: Signed to minor league deal
Wilson provides the Yankees with a veteran emergency valve to stash in Triple-A. The only way he sees significant time is if Francisco Cervelli, Austin Romine and Chris Stewart all succumb to injury. Wilson is in the organization solely to avoid having to promote a prospect like Gary Sanchez too quickly. |

KEVIN YOUKILIS, third baseman Career (nine seasons): .283
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KEVIN YOUKILIS, third baseman
Career (nine seasons): .283 avg., .384 OBP, 148 HR, 610 RBIs
2012: .235 avg., .336 OBP, 19 HR, 60 RBIs
Contract: One year, $12 million
The longtime Red Sox infielder will now experience the other side of “the rivalry.” With Alex Rodriguez expected to miss at least half the season recovering from hip surgery, Youkilis will play an important role. His OBP was a stellar .373 as recently as 2011, and he's hit double-digit home runs every season since 2006. |

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