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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 1/16/21

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Klubot joins The Machine in the Bronx; Yogi Berra gets his own stamp; Yankees avoid arbitration with all eligible players.

2019 ALCS Game 6 - New York Yankees v. Houston Astros Photo by Cooper Neill/MLB Photos via Getty Images

FanGraphs | Jay Jaffe: Take a deep breath, Yankees fans. DJ LeMahieu is back in the Bronx as he and the Yankees reached an agreement on a six-year, $90 million contract. After laying low for virtually the entire offseason, Brian Cashman and company finally struck a deal with the team’s top priority. Here are LeMahieu’s ZiPS projection for those six years, according to Dan Szymborski.

MLBTradeRumors | Connor Byrne: If you weren’t satisfied with the Yankees coming to terms with LeMahieu, the Bombers also addressed another need by signing former two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber. The 34-year-old pitcher and the Yankees have reportedly agreed on a one-year, $11 million deal. He hasn’t had much success recently, as he’s thrown just 35.2 innings over the last two seasons, but the Yanks are hoping he can bounce-back as he continues to work with the team’s director of health and performance, Eric Cressey, who has been overseeing the former ace’s shoulder rehab. The Yankees have not been aggressive in trying to re-sign Tanaka, so Kluber could end up as his replacement.

MLB | Matt Monagan: Yogi Berra received many awards throughout his 19-year career, and now he’s receiving another honor. He’ll have his very own stamp. Yes, you can now mail letters with Yogi’s face on them!

The Yankees avoided arbitration with all of their eligible players. In case you missed it, here is the link to our coverage of all the deals!