New York – Aaron Judge He answered questions about baseball’s burning offseason on Wednesday, agreeing to keep his $360 million contract over nine years. new york yankeesthe source was confirmed to ESPN.
The 30-year-old Judge went into free agency after one of the greatest seasons in baseball history, hitting an American League record 62 home runs, breaking the mark set by Roger Maris in 1961. . 686, leading the AL with 131 RBIs.
Judge’s historic season comes after the outfielder failed to get a contract extension before the Yankees’ season opener, when general manager Brian Cashman said the team’s final extension offer was seven years and $213.5 million. It came after the public disclosure of
After the season, team owner Hal Steinbrenner told Judge that he wanted him to be a Yankee for life, and met with Judge in Tampa, Florida to discuss a contract.
At a winter baseball tournament in San Diego, Cashman signed a four-year extension A source with the Yankees said the team prioritized re-signing Judge, but did not provide a timetable for his decision.
“I want my player back,” Cashman said Monday. “As long as nothing happens, we’ll continue to call him our player every step of the way as he pursues a career path that will lead him to Cooperstown… on the road.”
Born in Linden, California, the 6-foot-7 outfielder attended Linden High School and later Fresno State before being drafted 32nd overall by the Yankees in 2013. His 52 home runs, a then-rookie record, would not be surpassed by him until the record-breaking 2022 season.
A four-time All-Star, Judge has 220 home runs and 497 RBIs in seven big league seasons.
MLB Network was the first to report that Judge will re-sign with the Yankees, while Athletic was the first to report the terms of the deal.