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Yankees arbitration updates: Sonny Gray settles, Luis Severino heads to hearing

Good news: Severino is the only player heading to arbitration.

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The Yankees weren’t able to agree to terms with Luis Severino by today’s deadline, but we know that they’ve made agreements with Greg Bird, Austin Romine, and Aaron Hicks. News just broke that they’ve agreed to terms with Dellin Betances, Sonny Gray, Tommy Kahnle, and James Paxton too.

Here’s a complete breakdown of the arbitration news:

Bird - $1.2 million

The first baseman had an injury-shortened and mostly ineffective 2018, but hopes to rebound this season.

Betances - $7.125 million

The right-hander is undoubtedly happy to have made it through the process without having to go to another arbitration hearing. That got ugly in 2017.

Gray - $7.5 million

This is notably lower than the $9.1 million projected by MLB Trade Rumors.

Gregorius - $11.75 million

Hicks - $6 million

The 29-year-old emerged as one of the top center fielders in the game. He will hit free agency after the season.

Kahnle - $1,387,500

Paxton - $8.575 million

Romine - $1.8 million

The backup catcher had an alright season, and his contract isn’t onerous.


The Yankees are seriously going to drag their ace to a hearing about $850,000, huh?

They haven’t released numbers for Gray, Gregorius, Kahnle, or Paxton, but we will update this post as that information becomes available. For more about the situation with Severino, click here. Hopefully the process with Sevy doesn’t turn into the Betances nightmare all over again.