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Yankees will keep Giancarlo Stanton and look to do the same with DJ LeMahieu

Giancarlo Stanton and DJ LeMahieu.

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The New York Yankees are looking to put the failure of last season behind them and will try to do better in the next, so They seek to continue counting on figures of the stature of Giancarlo Stanton and DJ LeMahieu.

In the case of the former Miami Marlins outfielder, ESPN reported that opted to keep the remaining $ 218 million and seven guaranteed years on his contract with the Bronx, jettisoning the option of leaving after two seasons in which injuries decimated him.

In this recently ended season, in which the Yankees were eliminated by the Tampa Bay Rays, Stanton hit .250 with four home runs and 11 RBIs in the pandemic-shortened season, although a left hamstring strain limited his participation to only 23 games and took him off the field from August 9 to September 15.

With this decision, The player will remain in The Big Apple until the end of the 2027 season, after a notable closure in the last postseason, where he became the fourth player in MLB history to hit a home run in at least five consecutive games.

As for LeMahiue, the Yankees they made official that they extended the qualifying offer worth $ 18.9 million, so that You have until November 11 to decide whether to accept or reject it.

If the batter decides to decline the offer and sign with another team, the New Yorkers will receive a draft pick immediately after the fourth round as compensation.

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