The Yankees made their deal with OF Brett Gardner official on Tuesday, moving Luis Severino to the 60-day IL to make room for Gardner on the 40-man roster.
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Gardner’s deal is for one guaranteed year and contains a player option for 2022. If the player option is declined, there is a club option for 2022.
The move to slide Severino to the 60-day IL was a procedural one, with Severino not expected back from Tommy John surgery until June at the earliest.
By moving Severino to the 60-day, the Yankees were able to avoid removing another player from the 40-man roster.