DJ LeMahieu, the soft-spoken infielder who for two seasons was the New York Yankees’ most productive player, was approaching a deal to re-sign with the Yankees on Friday morning, told Yahoo Sports from sources close to the LeMahieu family.
MLB Network’s Jon Morosi first reported on the progress. ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that the deal will last six years and $ 90 million. LeMahieu had asked for a contract worth around $ 110 million, and few believed the pact would extend to six years.
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At 32, and having played those two seasons on favorable terms for the $ 12 million per team, LeMahieu has hit the market as easily as the best second baseman available. Also the best third baseman. And the best first baseman. He played all three positions for the Yankees, although mostly at second, and over the course of two seasons – 195 games – beat .336 with 36 homers, 43 doubles and a .922 OPS. He was fourth in the American League MVP poll in 2019 and …
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