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Yankees and Billy Butler agree to Major League deal

Quickly after being released by the Oakland A’s, Billy Butler found a home in New York with the Yankees on a Major League deal.

He is expected to join the team immediately.

A youth movement has been in place for the Yankees, but the team announced the deal with Butler late Wednesday evening to add another veteran bat to the roster.

Butler, 30, hit .276 this season with the A’s before his outright release. The vet has hit only four home runs this year in 242 plate appearances, the lowest of his career.

Butler signed a three-year, $30 million deal before last season after spending his entire career with the Kansas City Royals. The A’s are on the hook for the $10 million he is owed for next year.

During his two-year career with Oakland, Butler hit .258 with 19 long balls and 96 runs batted in. The once steady bat in Kansas City tapered off with the A’s but has a chance to revive it in New York.

The Yankees are looking for more offense as they are in the thick of the playoff race. Aaron Judge is now on the 15-day DL and the team is searching for an offensive spark.