NEW YORK (AP) _ Left-handed reliever Felix Heredia agreed to a two-year contract worth about $3.8 million Wednesday to stay with the New York Yankees.

He was 0-1 with a 1.20 ERA in 12 appearances with the Yankees, who claimed him off waivers from Cincinnati on Aug. 25. He was 5-2 with a 3.00 ERA in 57 games with the Reds.

Heredia had a $1.7 million player option for 2004, which he declined. His new deal includes a team option for 2006.

New York also is trying to re-sign Gabe White, another left-handed reliever. Chris Hammond, signed last offseason as a left-handed setup man, may be traded.

The Yankees also are close to a $6 million, two-year agreement with right-hander Paul Quantrill, who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers last season.