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LeMahieu, Yankees agree to two-year deal

LeMahieu, Yankees agree to two-year deal

January 12th, 2019 by Associated Press in Sports Pro

NEW YORK — Gold Glove-winning free-agent second baseman D.J. LeMahieu and the Yankees have agreed to a two-year, $24-million contract, a person familiar with the negotiations said, a deal that would appear to eliminate New York as a destination for Manny Machado.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because no agreement had been announced.

The 30-year-old LeMahieu spent the previous eight seasons with Colorado at hitter-friendly Coors Field and won the NL batting title in 2016 with a .348 average. He hit .276 last year with 15 homers and 62 RBI, and he won his second straight Gold Glove and third overall.

New York was seeking infielders in the absence of shortstop Didi Gregorius, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery and is not expected back until summer. The Yankees signed former Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki last week and said he will be their starting shortstop. LeMahieu likely will see time at second, third and possibly even first.