Walker agrees to $4 million, 1-year contract
TAMPA, FLA. >> Joining the New York Yankees caused Neil Walker to smile, despite a hefty drop in salary.
The free-agent infielder agreed Monday to a $4 million, one-year contract, a 77 percent pay cut in a deal that allows New York prospects Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar more time to mature in the minor leagues.
Walker earned $17.2 million last season, when he accepted a qualifying offer from the New York Mets.
Walker likely will start at second base and Brandon Drury, acquired from Arizona last month, will play third.