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The Yankees agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract with second baseman Brian Roberts (above) on Tuesday. AP photo

Roberts, Thornton agree with N.Y. Yankees

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NEW YORK (AP) — Making a pair of thrifty deals to fill holes on their roster, the New York Yankees agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract with second baseman Brian Roberts and a $7 million, two-year deal with left-hander Matt Thornton.

Roberts is among the options at second base to replace Robinson Cano, who left the Yankees for a $240 million, 10-year contract with Seattle. Kelly Johnson, signed to a $3 million deal, is another possibility.

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