Apparently the contract also has some incentives which weren’t specified at this time. It’s likely Hinske would have to play a considerable amount of time to reach most of those goals.
He batted .242/.348/.432 with eight home runs and 32 RBI in 190 at-bats with the Pirates and Yankees last season. An official announcement should come at the beginning of next week once he takes his physical.
Last season Hinske made $1.5 million on a one year deal he signed with Pittsburgh. He’s been a part of the last three American League teams to make the World Series. (Boston, Tampa Bay, New York)