Earlier today, the Yankees officially announced that they had agreed to a nine-year, $360 million contract with Aaron Judge. Two weeks after the news broke that the Yankees would re-sign Judge, it’s finally a done deal, and the reigning AL MVP is set to stay in pinstripes through 2031.
The announcement was a mere formality, though making the signing official does have some actual roster ramifications. The Yankees’ 40-man roster is full with Judge back in the fold, and the Carlos Rodón and Tommy Kahnle signings are still outstanding. Once Rodón and Kahnle are officially added, the club will have to clear two more roster spots. That could mean a trade is coming, or the team may simply designate a pair of players to make way for their new additions.
The Yankees will hold a press conference tomorrow morning at Yankee Stadium to publicly announce the signing. You can watch along on the YES Network at 10 am EST.
The New York Yankees today announced that they have re-signed four-time All-Star and 2022 American League Most Valuable Player OF Aaron Judge to a nine-year Major League contract extending through the 2031 season.— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) December 20, 2022
New York or Nowhere. pic.twitter.com/TQNsdJcUMX— New York Yankees (@Yankees) December 20, 2022