Yankees Offer Judge 8-Year, $300 Million Deal, Highest Contract in Fielding History to Battle Giants


Last Updated on 12/01/2022 by てんしょく飯


On November 30, the Yankees offered outfielder Aaron Judge (30) an eight-year, $300 million (¥41.4 billion) contract, according to ESPN, a sports network.



The Yankees are “serious” about retaining their star player.

If the contract is signed for an average of $37.5 million per year, it will surpass the contract signed by Angels outfielder Mike Trout (31), who averaged $36 million per year for a total of $432 million over 12 years, making it the highest one-year average for a fielder in history.


The Yankees, a prestigious team, showed their “serious” attitude toward retaining their main gun. The Yankees offered a seven-year, $213.5 million (¥29.5 billion) contract extension before the season started, but no agreement was reached. The FA cannonballer has been a mainstay on the market in the offseason as well.


According to ESPN, Judge is likely to make a decision by the end of the Winter Meetings on December 7. ESPN reports that Judge is likely to make a decision by December 7, when the Winter Meetings end.