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Judge Open To Switching Positions If Yankees Sign Harper

February 05, 2019 - 11:57 am
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By WFAN.com

Aaron Judge is willing to do whatever it takes to bring Bryce Harper to the Bronx.

The Yankees' right fielder is open to switching positions to make it happen.

“(Harper has) got more speed than me, man,” Judge told TMZ Sports. “Wherever he wants to play, we’ll make it work.”

Judge played a single game in center field last season -- though Harper could be a better fit given his range.

Harper remains a free agent and is looking to command a lucrative, long-term deal that could reach $300 million over 10 years. The Philadelphia Phillies reportedly are the favorite to sign the 26-year-old.

The Washington Nationals, Chicago White Sox and San Diego Padres are also in the mix.

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It's unclear if the Yankees will re-enter the race to sign Harper. Owner Hal Steinbrenner and general manager Brian Cashman appear reluctant to spend the cash needed to sign the former NL MVP.

“Any time you can add an MVP to a team, it’s going to make it better,” Judge said. “So, it just all depends on where he wants to go. (Manny) Machado, Bryce Harper, any of them.”

Harper batted .249 with 34 home runs and 100 RBIs in 2018.

The six-time All-Star is career .279 hitter.