UPDATE: Yankees PR announced the contract.
The Yankees announced today that they have re-signed INF DJ LeMahieu to a six-year contract extending through the 2026 season.— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) January 27, 2021
The New York Yankees are close to re-signing second baseman D.J. LeMahieu after lengthy discussions. LeMahieu is expected to sign a four or five year contract worth between $85 million and $90 million, per Ken Rosenthal.
LeMahieu spent the past two seasons with the Yankees and put together breakout power numbers. In 2019, he had a slash line of .327/.375/.518 with 26 home runs and 102 RBIs, winning a Silver Slugger award and finishing fourth in MVP balloting. He followed that up in the shortened 2020 season with a slash line of .364/.421/.590 with 10 home runs and 27 RBIs, finishing sixth in WAR and winning another Silver Slugger award while finishing third in MVP balloting.
D.J. LeMahieu was drafted in 2009 by the Chicago Cubs and spent time with several minor-league teams prior to being traded to the Colorado Rockies in 2011. He spent seven seasons with the Rockies prior to signing a 2-year deal with the Yankees in January of 2019.