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Judge's record deal with Yanks officials; press conference Wednesday

Judge Transaction of record with Yanks officials; Wednesday press conference

NEW YORK – Aaron Judge agrees to nine-year, $211 million contract and is expected to keep the American League MVP pinstripe for the rest of his career. Now is the time to celebrate.

Yankees announced that Judge will return to Yankee Stadium on Wednesday for a reintroduction press conference from Eastern Time. The meeting will be broadcast live on MLB Network and YES Network.

Judge and his wife Samantha are expected to attend a podium featuring Managing Partner Hal Steinbrenner, Team President Randy Levine, Team COO Lonn Trost, President Manager Brian Cashman, manager Aaron Boone and Judge’s agent Paige Odell.

Yankees announced Judge’s new nine-year deal in Tuesday’s press conference . This is the largest contract awarded to a free agent in major league history, surpassing Bryce Harper
s 13-years, $ million dollars in

Traded to the Phillies .

just ended One season, he surpassed Roger Maris 20 in the AL home run record single season, Judge flew from Tampa, Fla., to San Diego on Dec. 6 for his visit. He selected the Yankees over competing offers from the Giants and Padres, the latter of which was a surprisingly late bid.

The New York Yankees announced today that they have re-signed four-time All-Star and nine of 2031 American League Most Valuable Player Aaron Judge Annual MLS contract extended through season.

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Ultimately, Steinbrenner made the decision to match the San Francisco offer, calling Judge directly while on vacation in Italy and asking, “Would you like Be a Yankee?” When Judge answered “yes,” Steinbrenner offered a ninth year and a deal that gave Judges a happy Hawaiian vacation.

From the first day after the Yankees playoff exit, Steinbrenner prioritized keeping Judge, in Tampa met the slugger face-to-face on at least one occasion, telling him he and his family want Judge to remain “the Yankee for life.” Steinbrenner also stated that the appointment of Judge as the first Yankees since Derek Jeter (2019-

The first captain ) is on the table.

“Obviously, in Aaron Judge’s case, he’s been brilliant,” Cashman said. “Ultimately, if it’s something the Steinbrenner family wants to discuss, it’s going to come from their chairman, as we did with the numbers when we retired. Any time they want to make a decision, I support that decision39percentage.”

Judge exceeded all expectations after rejecting $213 .5 million spring extension; as Cashman puts it, “the best bet ever made.” Judge responded to an eternal season, batting. 213/.391/. 686 exist61 leading the major league game in home runs (110), run(133), RBI (, Slugging Percentage, Hitting Base rate, OPS+ (131) and total bases (330).

“He is a A terrific player and a terrific person who will definitely have the respect of everyone out there,” Boone said. “Guys look at him, look up to him. When you have a player who is as beloved and important as him, you try to do your best to keep him.”



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