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Source: Yanks expect to ink Raul Ibanez

Updated: February 17, 2012, 7:53 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

With A.J. Burnett headed to the Pittsburgh Pirates, the New York Yankees next expect to sign Raul Ibanez as a left-handed designated hitter and Eric Chavez as a backup infielder, according to an official with direct knowledge of the team's plans.

The Yankees paused their DH search as they finished up their agreement for the trade that is set to send Burnett to the Pirates for two marginal prospects. In the deal the Yankees saved $13 million on the remaining $31.8 million of Burnett's ...

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