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The Yankees agree to a one-year, $2 million deal with Brian Roberts

Brian Roberts

Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts warms up before the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, April 4, 2013, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

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“Ground ball to Jeter, he tosses it to Roberts, Roberts relays it to Teixeira and . . . oh, man. All three of them broke their hips.”

Brian Roberts and Yankees have agreement for 1-year deal worth around $2 million plus incentives, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me.

— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 17, 2013


I guess you have to have someone play second base or else there’d be a lot more singles to right. But this is a pretty icky signing if you ask me. Roberts has very little durability and has been ineffective since, basically, 2009. As Aaron noted last night, Roberts has played a total of 192 games in the past four seasons. His line over that time is .246/.310/.359.

But hey, the Travis Hafner signing worked out so well last year, why not replicate the model?