Report: Aaron Judge And New York Yankees Settle on $19 Million Dollar Deal With Incentives To Avoid Arbitration

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Jun 23, 2022; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Judge (99) celebrates after hitting a game winning RBI single in the ninth inning to defeat the Houston Astros 7-6 at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

According to ESPN, Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees agreed to a one-year, $19 million contract, averting an arbitration hearing set for Friday.

ESPN also reported that Judge may earn an extra $250,000 if he wins the MVP Award and $250,000 if he wins the World Series MVP.

The Yankees slugger is currently hitting .304 with 27 home runs and 53 RBIs in 68 games.

Judge rejected a $213.5 million contract extension from the Yankees before the season had started, opting to bet on himself and even with the potential of becoming a free agency this year.

As per ESPN‘s Buster Olney, the Yankees offered Judge to meet them halfway at $19 million. However, Judge dismissed their offer and instead aimed for an arbitration success.

Despite missing 142 games due to various ailments from 2018 to 2020,  Judge has been a big piece of the Yankees current success and should continue to be a spark plug for their offense.

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