Yankees avoid arbitration hearings with all 10 eligible players in 2021
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On a day when DJ LeMahieu rightfully made all of the headlines, there was more good news from the Yankees Front Office: every member of the Yankees who was up for arbitration in 2021 will avoid a hearing. This season is the fourth season in a row that the Yankees will avoid going to arbitration with any of their eligible players. As of 5:50PM on January 15, the Yankees had not yet agreed with Gleyber Torres, but that situation didn't last long:
Gleyber Torres and Yankees haven’t agreed yet, which means they could be headed to a hearing— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 15, 2021
As a refresher from last January, salary arbitration, as defined by MLB, reads as follows: "Players who have three or more years of Major League service but less than six years of Major League service become eligible for salary arbitration if they do not already have a contract for the next season."
Among the Yankees aribtration-eligible players are a number of Super Twos. Super Twos have accrued less than three, but more than two, years worth of MLB service time. All Super Two players must rank in the top 22 percent of MLB in order to be eligible for arbitration.
Here is a brief breakdown of each Yankees arbitration situation and subsequent resolution: