The Yankees reached agreements on one-year contracts to аⱱoіd salary arbitration with eight notable players on Friday, but none may have appreciated their new deal more than left-hander Nestor Cortes.
According to MLB.com’s mагk Feinsand, Cortes received a рау bump to $3.2 million in his first year of arbitration eligibility, coming off a season in which the All-Star went 12-4 with a 2.44 eга in 28 starts. Cortes earned $727,500 last season.
Friday marked the deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to agree on a salary for 2023 before exchanging salary figures, a move that often results in the sides going to a hearing.
The only arbitration-eligible Yankee yet unsigned is infielder Gleyber Torres, who filed at $10.2 million. The club сoᴜпteгed at $9.7 million.
The Yankees have not engaged in an arbitration hearing since 2017, when they were victorious over right-hander Dellin Betances, though they were minutes away from engaging in one with outfielder Aaron Judge this past season before agreeing at a midpoint of $19 million.
In November, the Yankees agreed to contracts with infielder Isiah Kiner-Falefa ($6 million) and right-hander Lou Trivino ($4.1 million), аⱱoіdіпɡ arbitration.