It’s past 1 p.m. EST, which means that the window for teams to negotiate with their arbitration-eligible players has closed. Expect to see numbers for a bunch of players — many of them stars — trickle out as players and teams came to agreement in the final hours. Not everyone will agree to settle, but the Yankees should have several key names to look for: Aaron Judge, Gleyber Torres, Gary Sánchez, Chad Green, Gio Urshela, Clint Frazier, Luke Voit and Jordan Montgomery are all in the arbitration phase of their careers. Note that relievers Luis Cessa and Ben Heller were also arb-eligible, but they agreed to deals back in December ahead of the non-tender deadline.
We’ll be on alert for any updates on this group throughout the day, and when they break we’ll update this post for you. Should there be any holdouts, those players will go to a panel next month in order to have their case heard.
- Bob Nightengale reports that Aaron Judge and the Yankees have agreed on a $10.175 million contract for next season, avoiding arbitration. Judge earned $8.5 million in his first year of arbitration last year, so this is a moderate raise for the star slugger.
- Jon Heyman has tweeted that Gleyber Torres and the Yankees found a middle ground at $4 million. This is Torres’ first year in arbitration, so he files in well under the number that Judge put up last year, but he is starting his arbitration earlier.
- Heyman’s got a list of follow-ups for the remaining Yankees: Gary Sánchez settles at $6.35M, Gio Urshela agrees for $4.65M, Luke Voit gets $4.7M, Jordan Montgomery will earn $2.13M and Clint Frazier rounds out the group with $2.1M. This means that no Yankees will be going to argue their case before an arbitrator this offseason.
- Slight correction to that, we were one Yankee away from completing the list. Luckily, Joel Sherman has us covered with the numbers on Chad Green: $2.15 million for the reliever.