The New York Yankees placed center fielder Harrison Bader on waivers Tuesday, a team source confirmed to The Athletic. Here’s what you need to know:
Bader, 29, is in the final year of a two-year, $10.4 million contract and will become a free agent this offseason.
He’s hitting .242/.279/.370 in 82 games this season for the Yankees.
Since July 4, Bader’s 54 wRC+ ranks as the fourth-worst across MLB for all qualified hitters.
If a team claims Bader before midnight on Aug. 31, he will become postseason-eligible for his new team. The Yankees will save just under $1 million if Bader is…