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Yankees, DJ LeMahieu Agree On 2-Year Contract

January 11, 2019 - 1:08 pm
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By WFAN.com

While Manny Machado waits to make his move, the Yankees are continuing to stockpile infielders.

The Bombers on Friday reached an agreement on a two-year contract with free agent second baseman DJ LeMahieu, WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman confirmed. The YES Network's Jack Curry was the first to report on the deal.

The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported that the contract is believed to be in the $24 million range.

LeMahieu, 30, has spent eight years in the majors, the last seven with the Colorado Rockies, where he was a two-time All-Star and National League batting champion in 2016.

In 128 games last season, LeMahieu, a right-handed hitter, batted .276 with a career-high 15 homers. He is also a three-time Gold Glove winner.

It'll be interesting to see how the Yankees envision LeMahieu fitting in -- and does his addition mean they're out of the Machado sweepstakes? 

Their infield also includes rising stars Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar at second and third bases, respectively. Earlier this month, the Yankees signed five-time All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who is expected to start until Didi Gregorius returns from Tommy John surgery this summer.

The only real question mark in the Yankees' infield is first base, with Luke Voit and Greg Bird returning next season.

LeMahieu has also started 41 games in his career at third base and one game at first base.