Source: Yanks, Brian Roberts agree

Second basemen Brian Roberts #1 of the Baltimore Orioles

Free-agent second baseman Brian Roberts has reached an agreement on a one-year contract with the New York Yankees, a baseball source confirmed to ESPN.com.

The deal is worth $2 million and includes incentives, a source told ESPNNewYork.com.

Roberts, 36, has spent his entire 13-year career with the Baltimore Orioles. He is a two-time All-Star with a .349 career on-base percentage, 278 stolen bases and three seasons of 50 or more doubles. But he's been plagued by injuries and hasn't appeared in more than 77 games since 2009.

In recent years, Roberts has missed significant amounts of time with concussions and injuries to his neck, back, knee, abdomen, hip and hamstring. He's appeared in 192 of a possible 648 games over the past four seasons

The Yankees have been looking for a second baseman since Robinson Cano signed a $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners in free agency.

New York explored a trade for the Cincinnati RedsBrandon Phillips and talked to free agent Omar Infante, who eventually signed with the Kansas City Royals, before settling on Roberts.

Roberts and Kelly Johnson currently slot in as manager Joe Girardi's principal options at second base. Eduardo Nunez, who has spent most of his time in the big leagues at shortstop and third base, has made 11 career starts at second.

Dean Anna, a career minor leaguer the Yankees picked up from the San Diego Padres this winter, will receive a look during spring training.

Foxsports.com reported Roberts' deal earlier Tuesday.

ESPNNewYork.com's Andrew Marchand contributed to this report.

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