The New York Yankees and their star player Aaron Judge reached agreement on a contract for the 2022 season on Friday, avoiding arbitration, whose hearing was scheduled for more late in the day.
According to information from theNew York Post, the outfielder will receive a salary of $19 million, he who was asking for $21 million in arbitration, so that the Yankees offered 17. Judge had also refused a seven-year contract extension, worth $213.5 million, before the start of the season.
This agreement allows the Bombardiers of the Bronx and Judge to resume talks for a long-term deal, as the 30-year-old could still go free as air at the end of the campaign.
Judge will no doubt blow the bank with his next contract, he who currently leads major league baseball in several offensive categories, including home runs (27) and punches. ts marked (58). He also had a stellar .304 batting average and drove in 53 runs, making him a strong contender for the American League Most Valuable Player trophy. Such an honor would earn him an additional $250,000, just like winning the title of World Series Most Valuable Player.