Yankees Get Busy With Signings, Extensions

Jonathan Grant | January 16th, 2021

The New York Yankees, like many Major League Baseball teams this time of year, are super busy putting their 2021 roster together. As such, they have made a lot of news in the past couple of days. First up came the news that many fans of the Bronx Bombers would have been waiting for: the news that DJ LeMahieu would be remaining with the team. LeMahieu, their second baseman and one of the more highly sought after free agents this offseason, is said to be resigning with the team on a six-year deal that is worth $90 million. This comes after a 2020 season in which he led the MLB with a .364 batting average.

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The news doesn’t stop there, though, as they also extended Aaron Judge’s contract for another season, giving him a one-year deal worth, reportedly, $10.75 million in order to avoid the perilous threat of arbitration… for now. Judge had injuries interrupt his campaign last term, but he still had nine home runs and 22 RBI’s in just 28 games in the shortened season. Lastly, the Yankees are also said to be signing pitcher Corey Kluber on a one-year deal for $11 million. At 34, the Texas Rangers declined to exercise their option for 2021, allowing the former Cy Young winner to move to the Yankees. It is seen as a bit of a gamble, but if it pays off the Yankees will be made to look like geniuses.

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