As the season kicked off, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman made one thing clear. He said he’s finished talking publicly about Aaron Judge’s potential contract extension.
“We’re not going to talk about that in the future,” Cashman said. Party the athletic. “Whether that means we won’t talk, I’m not saying that, but we’re not going to talk about it. [publicly]. But he was great. But it’s not surprising, because he’s great.”
Jersey led the attack by the White Hot Yankees. He is batting .288 / .352 / .613 in 29 games to Wednesday, leading the league with 10 homers and 21 RBIs.
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New York offered him a seven-year, $213.5 million extension before the season began, but Judge turned it down.
Jersey and the Yankees still have to settle an arbitration case over the star outfielder’s 2022 paycheck. He is the last batter to face an arbitration case this year. According to Joel Sherman New York Post, after talks pushed back to the regular season due to closures. Jersey’s salary is $21 million for 2022, and the Yankees are poised for $17 million.
The 30-year-old is the American League Rookie of the Year and finished second in the 2017 MVP voting. He made three All-Star appearances in his first five seasons in the big leagues.
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