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Report: Yankees, DJ LeMahieu agree on six-year, $90M deal

Field Level Media
16 Jan 2021, 02:05 GMT+10

DJ LeMahieu and the New York Yankees are finalizing a long-term deal that will return the second baseman to The Bronx, multiple outlets reported Friday.

ESPN pegged the contract at six years for $90 million.

LeMahieu, 32, won the American League batting championship in 2020 with a .364 average. It was the second career batting title for LeMahieu, who won the National League crown with the Colorado Rockies in 2016 when he hit .348.

He's also a three-time Gold Glove winner and a three-time All-Star.

In 50 games this past season, LeMahieu had 10 homers and 27 runs batted in. In addition to leading the majors in hitting, he topped the American League in on-base percentage (.421) and on-base percentage plus slugging (1.011) for the Yankees, who were eliminated by the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL Division Series.

In 2019 with New York, LeMahieu batted .327, with 26 homers and 102 RBIs while making the AL All-Star team.

LeMahieu has played 1,150 career games with the Chicago Cubs (2011), Rockies (2012-18) and Yankees. He has a career batting average of .305.

--Field Level Media

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