Wright, Yankees agree on 3-year deal
It looks like Jaret Wright will be in pinstripes after all. After failing his physical, ESPN learned that Wright took another one Saturday night and passed, paving the way for the eight-year veteran and New York Yankees to finalize their three-year, $21 million deal.
Wright, who will turn 29 on Dec. 29, came back strong this year after undergoing two shoulder surgeries. He went 15-8 with a 3.28 ERA with the Atlanta Braves but lost both his starts in the playoffs.
The Yankees also reached a preliminary agreement with Tony Womack on a $4 million, two-year contract, giving New York a starting second baseman to replace Miguel Cairo.
Womack's deal was subject to him passing a physical. After undergoing elbow surgery before last season, the speedy leadoff hitter helped the St. Louis Cardinals reach the World Series, batting .307 with 26 stolen bases and 91 runs.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.