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Kiner-Falefa, Yanks agree to one-year deal

Kiner-Falefa, Yanks agree to one-year deal

NEW YORK — The Yankees and Isiah Kiner-Falefa have agreed to a one-year Year, $6 million contract Friday to avoid arbitration

Kiner-Falefa, 27, after earning $4.7M last season as a Yankee starter , who had been reported as a regular shortstop before being benched as a non-bidding candidate during the playoffs.

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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Kiner-Falefa, who played third base in Texas, lost playing time this year after a turnover against the guards early in the American League Division Series.

“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.”

Re-signing Kiner-Falefa won’t necessarily stop the Yankees from pursuing a deal involving him. Yankees managing partner Halstein Brenner said this week his “intention” was to give top prospects Oswald Peraza and Anthony Volpe the chance to win the starting job at center; general manager Brian Cashman said This can be fixed in spring.

“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.”



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