The Yankees' Luis Severino delivers a pitch against the Astros on May 2, 2018, at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

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Yankees And Luis Severino Can't Reach Deal, Set For Arbitration

January 11, 2019 - 6:52 pm
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By WFAN.com

It’s that time of year again, arbitration season is here.

Teams around Major League Baseball are either agreeing to contracts with players, or are preparing for salary arbitration hearing dates in February.

The Yankees got into the act on Friday when they announced that they had avoided arbitration by agreeing to terms with a handful of players, but that didn’t include ace pitcher Luis Severino. He’ll have an arbitration hearing in a few weeks.

According to WFAN's Sweeny Murti, the Yankees and Dellin Betances agreed to a one-year, $7.25 million deal to avoid arbitration. Murti also reported that the Yankees settled with Dellin Betances at $7.125 million.

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Yankees and Greg Bird have avoided arbitration via a one-year, $1.2 million deal, and that the Yankees and Austin Romine agreed on a $1.8 million deal to do the same.

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Severino is the most noteworthy case here, especially because he was not able to agree to a new deal with New York. The 24-year-old is in his first year of being eligible for arbitration. Last season, Severino went 19-8 with a 3.39 ERA. He struggled in the second half of the campaign after dominating for the first few months.