New York Yankees and slugger Aaron Judge have reportedly agreed on a nine-year deal worth $360 million, sources told ESPN, The Athletic ѕeпіoг writer Ken Rosenthal and MLB Network insider Jon Morosi on Wednesday.
Judge finished his stellar 2022 season leading Major League Baseball in home runs (62), RBIs (131) and runs (133) in 157 games.
The Yankees can still add to their roster this winter, via free agency and trades. The club has most of its team from 2022 returning for 2023.
Manager Aaron Boone will have a wide variety of options for how to line up his club next season. DJ LeMahieu, who missed the 2022 postseason due to іпjᴜгу, should be good to go by Opening Day.
The Yankees also have three young, promising shortstops, including Oswaldo Cabrera, Oswald Peraza and Anthony Volpe, in addition to ⱱeteгап shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa.
Boone will likely use platoons and have players split time in the early part of the season, at least, but here’s a look at our projected 2023 starting lineup for the Yankees, as of Dec. 9, featuring 2022 slash lines:
1) CF Harrison Bader .250/.294/.650
2) RF Aaron Judge .311/.425/1.111
3) 1B Anthony Rizzo .224/.338/.818
4) DH Giancarlo Stanton .211/.297/.759
5) 2B Gleyber Torres .257/.310/.761
6) 3B Josh Donaldson .222/.308/.682
7) LF Oswaldo Cabrera .247/.312/.740
8) SS Oswald Peraza .306/.404/.832
9) C Jose Trevino .248/.283/.671
UTILITY: DJ LeMahieu .266/.346/.735