SportReport: Yankees sign DJ LeMahieu to two-year, $24M deal

20:30  11 january  2019
20:30  11 january  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Report: Yankees sign DJ LeMahieu to two-year, $24M deal© Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

After waiting patiently in free agency, the New York Yankees have reportedly found their prized infielder. On Friday, the Yankees reportedly signed free agent second baseman DJ LeMahieu to a two-year contract.

According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, LeMahieu and the Yankees agreed to terms on a two-year deal worth $24M total.

LeMahieu, a three-time Gold Glove recipient at second base with the Colorado Rockies, joins the Yankees after he slashed .276/.321/.428 with 15 home runs across the 2018 season.

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DJ LeMahieu . Positions: Second Baseman and Third Baseman. 1/ 2 Yanks Go Yard: Yankees Rumors: Exploring the available middle infield market : The Yankees were dealt with a tough blow in Player signed July 19, 2009. December 8, 2011: Traded by the Chicago Cubs with Tyler Colvin to the

It will be a two - year deal worth $ 24 million, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo. Daniel Murphy is in agreement with the The Rockies are looking to replace DJ LeMahieu , who didn't receive a qualifying offer from Tulowitzki is fine if Machado signs with the Yankees , which would impact his playing time.

He is widely considered to be one of the best defenders at his position in baseball, something New York reportedly plans to take advantage of.

Moving LeMahieu around the infield will add to a versatile lineup that can allow New York to play matchups. While his defensive capabilities at first base and third base aren’t known, he has proven throughout his career that he can be a great defender.

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Report: Yankees sign DJ LeMahieu to two-year, $24M deal

Report: Bryce Harper unlikely to sign before Manny Machado does.
The top two free agents on the MLB free agent market are waiting until January to sign, and it appears that one is going to go first. Outfielder Bryce Harper remains in limbo, according to Michael J. Duarte of NBC LA, as he is likely to sign only after Manny Machado does. Machado is expected to sign in January, with some considering the New York Yankees the frontrunner. If Machado joins the Yankees, Duarte reports that the Philadelphia Phillies will likely increase their efforts to land Harper.

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