Infielder Miguel Cairo and the New York Yankees reached a preliminary agreement Wednesday on a $1 million, one-year contract. Cairo's deal is pending a physical, which likely will take place this week. He was with the Yankees in 2004, winning the starting job at second base during the second half of the season and winding up with a .292 average and 42 RBIs. He wanted to re-sign but the Yankees balked at his contract request last December and instead signed Tony Womack, who lost his job one month into the season and was dealt to Cincinnati this month. Cairo landed with the New York Mets as a backup infielder and outfielder, and he batted .251 with 19 RBIs.
Cairo Crossing Back Over To The Bronx