Yankees finalizing deal to reunite with DJ LeMahieu: reports
The Yankees are completing an offer to revive DJ LeMahieu, according to several reports.
Per Jon Morosi of MLB.com, the offer might be finished later Friday.
Regards to the offer are not yet understood, however it had actually been reported that LeMahieu was looking for a five-year handle the $110 million variety.
Amongst the other groups that remained in the hunt for the 32-year-old LeMahieu were the Mets and Toronto Blue Jays.
Per SNY’s Andy Martino, there was shared interest in between the Mets and LeMahieu.
Martino had actually reported in November that the Yankees were the likelier landing area for LeMahieu than the Mets, and kept in mind previously today that while there was interest in between the Mets and LeMahieu, the Yanks stayed the far likelier location.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman was open about his desire to revive LeMahieu, who was the Yankees’ finest player in both 2019 and 2020.
Prior to accounting for LeMahieu’s brand-new offer, the Yankees’ payroll for 2021 is at a shade under $175 million, per Cot’s Baseball Agreements.
When considering what LeMahieu is most likely to get, the Yankees’ payroll might reach near $200 million. The high-end tax is approximately $210 million.
It had actually been anticipated that if the Yankees brought LeMahieu back, he would be their most significant expense of the offseason. And unless the Yankees go beyond the high-end tax or dispose an agreement or more through trade, it appears that will certainly hold true.
The Yanks can still utilize some certainty in the beginning rotation and have actually been linked to Corey Kluber. Nevertheless, Martino reported on Thursday that there is much heavier market speculation that the Boston Red Sox might be a fit.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.