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Yankees, Thornton Agree To 2-Year Deal

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Yankees needed a dependable left-handed set-up man and now they have one.

According to CBSSports.com and WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, the Bombers agreed to a two-year, $7 million deal with Matt Thornton on Tuesday.

Thornton, 37, split 2013 with the White Sox and Red Sox, but was not on any of Boston’s playoff rosters on its way to its World Series championship. The Red Sox traded for Thornton in July and envisioned him as the lefty set-up man for closer Koji Uehara, but an oblique injury derailed his chances. The Red Sox then chose not to pick up his $6 million option for 2014.

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