Friday was the deadline for teams and players to settle contract terms for next season and avoid arbitration. The Yankees were able to come to agreements with several players before the deadline, preventing arbitration hearings ahead.
The Yankees settled with shortstop Didi Gregorius at $5.1 million for 2017. Austin Romine and the Yankees settled at $805,000. Michael Pineda will earn $7.4 million in 2017 after agreeing to terms with the team. Adam Warren and the Yankees were able to settle at $2.29 million for next season.
New York was also able to settle deals with Tommy Layne and Aaron Hicks, but those final figures haven’t been released yet. All of the deals are for one year and aren’t guaranteed.
Gregorius made $2,425,000 last season, so a jump to $5.1 million is a nice reward for the shortstop’s very good 2016 season. Pineda is entering his final year of arbitration and will be earning a pretty big raise over his $4.3 million salary last season. Romine earned $556,000 last season while Warren made $1.7 million in 2016.
MLB Trade Rumors released projected arbitration figures a few months ago. Pineda was projected to make $7.8 million, Warren was projected to make $2.3 million, Gregorius’ projection was exactly correct at $5.1 million, and Romine was projected at $900k. MLBTR projected Hicks and Layne to make just over $1 million a piece.