1:06pm: It’s official. Marte gets a three-year deal with a club option for 2012.
9:01am: According to Impacto Deportivo, the Yankees signed Damaso Marte to a three-year, $12MM deal (link is in Spanish). The Yanks had declined a $6MM option for 2009 earlier.
It’s good news for Marte, who was saddled with Type A status. Marte is getting up there a bit; he’ll be 34 in February. He initially had a rough go of it with the Yankees, battling elbow inflammation. Fortunately, Marte finished strong with a 1.64 ERA in his final 15 games.