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Report: Yankees sign DJ LeMahieu to two-year, $24M deal

Sportsnaut logo Sportsnaut 1/11/2019 Matt Johnson, Sportsnaut
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After waiting patiently in free agency, the New York Yankees have reportedly found their prized infielder. On Friday, the Yankees reportedly signed free agent second baseman DJ LeMahieu to a two-year contract.

According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, LeMahieu and the Yankees agreed to terms on a two-year deal worth $24M total.

LeMahieu, a three-time Gold Glove recipient at second base with the Colorado Rockies, joins the Yankees after he slashed .276/.321/.428 with 15 home runs across the 2018 season.

He is widely considered to be one of the best defenders at his position in baseball, something New York reportedly plans to take advantage of.

Moving LeMahieu around the infield will add to a versatile lineup that can allow New York to play matchups. While his defensive capabilities at first base and third base aren’t known, he has proven throughout his career that he can be a great defender.

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