Brett Gardner, the New York Yankees outfielder who became a star at the College of Charleston after being cut from the team two different times, reached agreement Friday on a one-year, $5.6 million contract for the 2014 season.
Gardner made $2.85 million in 2013.
The 30-year-old Summerville resident had his best season last year, batting .273 with career highs in home runs (8) and runs batted in (52). Gardner had a .344 on-base percentage.
Over his six Major League seasons, Gardner has a .268 batting average.
A Holly Hill native, Gardner helped the College of Charleston reach the NCAA Tournament twice. He was the Yankees’ third-round pick in the 2005 draft.
The Yankees also signed former Charleston RiverDogs pitchers David Robertson and Ivan Nova to one-year deals Friday.
Robertson will get $5,215,000 and Nova $3.3 million.