DJ LeMahieu, Yankees agree to $24M, 2-year deal, source says
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DJ LeMahieu, Yankees agree to $24M, 2-year deal, source says

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    The New York Yankees signed another infielder, but it wasn't Manny Machado. Second baseman DJ LeMahieu will join the Yankees on a two-year deal, according to YES Networks Jack Curry. The deal is expected to be between $22 million and $24 million, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan.

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    In this 2018 photo, Colorado Rockies’ DJ LeMahieu bats during a spring baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, in Scottsdale, Ariz. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Gold Glove-winning free agent second baseman D.J. LeMahieu and the Yankees are nearing agreement on a two-year contract, a deal that would appear to eliminate New York as a destination for Manny Machado. The person spoke on condition of anonymity today because no agreement had been announced.

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NEW YORK >> Gold Glove-winning free-agent second baseman DJ LeMahieu and the Yankees have agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press, a deal that would appear to eliminate New York as a destination for Manny Machado.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity today because no agreement had been announced.

The 30-year-old LeMahieu spent the previous eight seasons with Colorado at hitter-friendly Coors Field and won the NL batting title in 2016 with a .348 average. He hit .276 last year with 15 homers and 62 RBIs, and he won his second straight Gold Glove and third overall.

New York was seeking infielders in the absence of shortstop Didi Gregorius, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery and is not expected back until summer. The Yankees signed former Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki last week and said he will be their starting shortstop. LeMahieu likely will see time at second, third and possibly even first.

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