Yanks officially announce 1-year deal with Gardner

Brett Gardner has frequently said that he hopes to play his entire career in Yankees pinstripes, and that fruitful marriage between the organization and its longest-tenured player will officially continue for at least one more season.

The Yankees formally announced Gardner’s new pact on Saturday, formalizing an agreement that was struck on Dec. 11. Gardner is set to earn $12.5 million in 2020, and the club holds an option of the same amount for the ’21 season.

“We’ve known how good Gardner has been for a long time,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said recently. “He’s been a great Yankee.”