New York Yankees sign Brian Roberts and Matt Thornton

The New York Yankees have agreed to terms with second baseman Brian Roberts on a one-year deal in $2m and signed a two-year deal with pitcher Matt Thornton in $7m, according to The Washington Times.

The 36-year-old Roberts, who made his MLB debut in 2001 with the Baltimore Orioles. Since 2009 he picked up the injury and available as a free agent and he has not played a full season till then. Although, he missed the training session following with his pain on his back, and sever strained an abdominal muscle.

Roberts is considered as the perfect replacement of Robinson Cano, who left The Yanks for $240 million with Seattle for 10-year contract.

The 37-year-old Thornton, replaces left-handed pitcher Boone Logan, who left the side for $16.5 million with Colorado for three-year contract.

Thornton made his debut with the Seattle Mariners in 2004. He has been limited in this season with Boston Red Sox following to his injury. He featured in 20 starts for Boston, throwing 15 1/3 innings.

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