Yankees Sign Infielder, Appear to be Out on Machado

Yankees Sign Infielder, Appear to be Out on Machado

According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the deal is in the $24 million range for the two years.

With this signing, the Yankees are likely out of the mix to sign free agent Manny Machado. The righty has always racked up lots of hits and sports a high career batting average.

With the Yankees, LeMahieu will get a chance to move all around the infield. The infielder has won three Gold Gloves over the past five seasons. The team plans to use him at multiple positions.

With Greg Bird and Luke Voit still on the roster at first base, the LeMahieu signing may make Andujar an immensely population trade chip again. The righty could also slide over to third base late in games, serving as a defensive replacement for the defensively challenged youngster, Miguel Andujar.

The White Sox are also after Machado but it has been reported by separate outlets that their offer has been for around $200 million and that they haven't yet shown a willingness to go beyond seven years. In my opinion, the 2019 New York Yankees are better without the expensive star. That no longer appears to be a realistic option.

DJ LeMahieu and Troy Tulowitzki are low (er) risk signings that won't force the club to change their direction away from their young core.

Now, 10 years ago that wouldn't be a problem but now the Bronx Bombers seem to be hesitant to open the checkbook and NJ.com reporter Brendan Kuty mentioned a way fans could get the guy they so desperately want - GoFundMe.

The Yankees don't have a glaring need for Machado, so many will jump to the conclusion that they've moved on from Machado.

Looking back on LeMahieu legacy with the Rockies, we can see a player that grew past all expectations while helping the organization reach new heights competitively.

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