NEW YORK — The Yankees and Isiah Kiner-Falefa have agreed to a one-year Year, $6 million contract Friday to avoid arbitration
Acquired from third baseman Josh Donaldson And catcher Ben Rortvedt sent the Twins to Minnesota in a March trade, with Kiner-Falefa hitting. /.261/.261 and15 Doubles, four home runs, 94 RBIs and career highs 27 in the game Stolen base.
Although the Yankees defended Kiner-Falefa multiple times Defense, citing internal metrics that ranked him among the top three to five shortstops in the league, Kiner-Falefa was charged with 04 errors.
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“Overall, [Kiner-Falefa ] Very good,” said manager Aaron Boone. “I know he makes mistakes at times, and it frustrates me a little bit, and I feel like I have to do something with the lineup because I feel like it’s something that works in one of the series. But overall, I think he The defense is generally excellent and ranks among the top in the league among shortstops.”
“Kiner-Falefa gives us the opportunity while bridging the gap,” Cashman said. “Everyone in the industry, the team and the fans recognize that we have some very high-impact prospects in development that need more time.”