(CBSNewYork)- The move that Yankees fans have been waiting on is reportedly close to being done. According to multiple reports, the team is finalizing an agreement with second baseman DJ LeMahieu that would bring him back to the Bronx for another six seasons.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan first reported that the organization is closing in on a six-year, $90 million agreement with the free agent LeMahieu.
Second baseman DJ LeMahieu and the New York Yankees are finalizing a six-year, $90M contract, sources familiar with the agreement tell ESPN.
LeMahieu’s return to New York always felt inevitable. It took a while. But he wanted to be there and Yankees get top free agent target.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 15, 2021
The 32-year-old LeMahieu finished third in the MVP voting in 2020 after hitting .364 with 10 homers and 27 RBI over 50 games. He’s been dominant in his two seasons since coming to the Bronx, hitting .336 with 36 homers and 129 RBI over 195 games.
Prior to signing with the Yankees as a free agent in 2019, LeMahieu spent seven seasons in Colorado with the Rockies being named an All-Star twice while winning three gold gloves for his work at second base.