Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Yankees Dump Payroll

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Yankees Dump Payroll

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The New York Yankees made a rare payroll dump, creating flexibility to add starting pitching.

Third baseman Chase Headley and pitcher Bryan Mitchell were dealt to San Diego Tuesday for outfielder Jabari Blash, 28, who made his big-league debut in 2016 and has played in 99 games in the majors over two seasons.

Headley's $13 million salary was assumed by the Padres, and the Yankees agreed to give San Diego $500,000 Jan. 10 to defray part of Headley's $1 million assignment bonus. A day after finalizing its acquisition of reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins, the

Yankees cut their payroll to about $167 million for luxury tax purposes. Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner is intent on staying under the $197 million tax threshold in 2018.

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