The team hopes to make the announcement that the infielder will return with the team for the 2021 season.
The New York Yankees are finally going to have DJ LeMahieu on their roster again , and the confirmation of this news will be given as soon as this Friday, according to reports from several journalists in the United States. The New York team and the player’s agent have been focused on the details of the agreement since days ago, and according to the information that has been leaked, the agreement would be between 85-90 million dollars for 4-5 seasons .
The Yankees have wanted to have DJ but one of the main objectives to be able to make the change is to keep his payroll below 210 million dollars . Once they get all the details of the contract clear, they are expected to make the announcement.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 15, 2021
After the season ended, the Yankees confirmed that it was a priority for them to keep the infielder. This was confirmed by Aaron Boone, the team’s manager, in mid-December.
LeMahieu has become a staple for the Yankees in the most recent two seasons. In 2020, he became the Major League Baseball batting champion by hitting .364 with 10 home runs and 10 doubles in 50 games, numbers that allowed him to finish third in the race for the Most Valuable Player award in the American League. Seventh Entry