Friday, January 12, 2018
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman reiterated Thursday the Yankees are going to remain under the $197 million luxury-tax threshold this season, so it’s clear they will be keeping a close eye on every contract, including those of players who are arbitration eligible.
The team settled with Aaron Hicks and Tommy Kahnle on Thursday, with Hicks agreeing to a $2.8 million deal and Kahnle settling for $1.3 million.
The Yankees have six other players up for arbitration, including Dellin Betances, who went through a famously contentious battle with the organization last offseason before the Yankees won.
Didi Gregorius, Sonny Gray, Adam Warren, Chasen Shreve and Austin Romine also are up for arbitration, and a few, especially Gregorius, are in for significant raises.
That’s two fewer players for Randy Levine to flap his stupid gums about at least.
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