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Hafner's deal worth $2 million plus incentives with Yankees

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Travis Hafner's one-year deal with the New York Yankees is worth a reported $2 million upfront and an additional $4 million in incentives, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported.

The Yankees and Hafner are close to finalizing a contract, according to multiple reports. Hafner is expected to become the Yankees' designated hitter in 2013.

Hafner struggled to stay healthy during his time with the Cleveland Indians. In 2012, he was limited to 64 games and hit .228 with 12 home runs and 34 RBI.

After the season, the Indians declined to renew a $13 million contract option for 2013 and paid him a $2.75 million buyout. Hafner continued to work out in Cleveland during the offseason but was unable to reach a new agreement with the Indians.

Hafner, 35, hasn't played in the field since 2007 or seen action in more than 118 games in a season because of injuries. He was on the disabled list twice in 2012.

Hafner has hit 201 career home runs.

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