Yankees sign DJ LeMahieu to a two-year contract
The Yankees have reached an agreement with free agent infielder DJ LeMahieu, according to multiple reports. The reported contract is for two years and $24 million. LeMahieu, who won a batting title in 2016 and Gold Gloves in 2014, 2017 and 2018, has spent the majority of his career with the Colorado Rockies.
Source confirms: Free-agent second baseman DJ LeMahieu heading to #Yankees on two-year deal. Believed to be in $24M range. First reported: @JackCurryYES.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 11, 2019
The Yankees plan to use LeMahieu as a versatile player around the infield. They will use him at second base, first base and third base.— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) January 11, 2019
With the signing, the Yankees appear to be further out of the game for Manny Machado. The New York infield is now comprised of LeMahieu, Gleyber Torres, Troy Tulowitzki, Miguel Andujar, Luke Voit, Greg Bird and Tyler Wade.
LeMahieu is expected to fill a defensive utility role for New York, seeing action at first, second, and third base. The 30-year-old reached a career high last year with 15 home runs.
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