Matt Thornton agrees with Yankees

Updated: December 18, 2013, 11:15 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Left-handed reliever Matt Thornton agreed Tuesday to a two-year, $7 million contract with the New York Yankees, according to Thornton's agent, Adam Hubble.

The deal is pending a physical.

The Yankees are in need of bullpen help with half their regular 2013 bullpen gone. Mariano Rivera retired after the season, while Joba Chamberlain and Boone Logan left via free agency.

Thornton, 37, figures to replace Logan as the Yankees' main lefty in the bullpen.

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