The New York Yankees and second baseman DJ LeMahieu are reportedly close to agreeing on a new contract.
That’s what the MLB Network learned on Friday. It seems that the Big Apple team will make the announcement in the next few hours.
At this time, the length and value of this possible deal is not known. According to what has been put forward in the past few weeks, LeMahieu was looking for a five-year contract and wanted to get around $ 100 million.
The 32-year-old free agent has spent the last two seasons in the Bronx Bombers uniform. In the current offseason, LeMahieu would have negotiated with several teams, including the Toronto Blue Jays, but his desire would be to stay with the Yankees.
Last year, the veteran led Major League baseball in batting average (.364). He also hit 10 home runs and crossed plate 41 times in 50 games, finishing third in the ballot for the American League MVP.
Prior to joining the Yankees in 2019, LeMahieu played for the Colorado Rockies (2012-18) and the Chicago White Sox (2011).