The Yankees Have Put Harrison Bader on Waivers

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The Associated Press reported that the Yankees waived fast center fielder Harrison Bader on Tuesday.

The speaker requested anonymity because Newsday was the first publication to report on the action.

Teams have until Thursday at 2:00 p.m. to sign the 29-year-old free agent after the World Series. A team that assumes Harrison Bader’s contract on Thursday must pay $758,065 of his $4.7 million salary.

To be eligible for a postseason roster, a player must be in an organization by Thursday at midnight EDT.

Bader, who won the Gold Glove with St. Louis in 2021, was batting. 242 with seven home runs, 37 RBIs, and 16 stolen bases in 18 attempts over 82 games as of Tuesday.

He was batting and in a 0-for-13 slump.109 (5 for 46) after August 12th.

Bader hurt his left oblique in spring training and didn’t play until May 2. Right hamstring injury kept him out from May 29 until June 20.

Bader, whom the Yankees acquired from the Cardinals on August 2 in exchange for Left-handed pitcher Jordan Montgomery blasted five home runs in nine postseason games.

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