Judge, Yankees Fail To Agree To Long-Term Contract
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees say they failed to reach an agreement with Aaron Judge before his deadline to reach a long-term deal by opening day.
They hope to resume talks after the season.
Official from Yankees GM Brian Cashman: No long-term deal for Aaron Judge. Said Yankees offered a seven-year, $213.5 million extension, which, paired with the $17 million they’ve offered in arbitration this season, would have made the entire package just over $230 million.
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General manager Brian Cashman says the Yankees had offered Judge an eight-year contract worth up to $234.5 million.
The outfielder is eligible for free agency after the World Series.
Cashman says the Yankees offered a contract averaging $30.5 million annually from 2023-29, with his 2022 salary to be either the $17 million offered by the team in arbitration or the $21 million requested by Judge.