After spending his entire major league career with the Orioles, second baseman Brian Roberts is apparently on his way to New York.
The 36-year-old has agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal with the Yankees after a 13-year run with the Orioles, according to a FOX Sports report. He became a free agent at the end of a four-year, $40 million contract that he signed before the 2010 season. He’s a two-time All-Star and a career .278 hitter.
New York was in the market for a second baseman after Robinson Cano signed a 10-year, $240 million deal with the Seattle Mariners earlier this month and will reportedly offer incentives in the agreement.
Battling an array of injuries over his final four years with the Orioles, Roberts hit .249 with eight home runs and 39 runs batted in in 77 games this season. He was the club’s supplemental pick in the 1999 amateur draft and the longest-tenured player in the organization.
Earlier in the day, the Orioles signed former Nationals first-round pick Chris Marrero to a minor-league contract. The 25-year-old first baseman never panned out after eight seasons with the Washington organization.
In 125 major league at-bats, Marrero has hit just .232 and is a career .282 hitter in the minor leagues.