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Yankees re-sign 2B D.J. LeMahieu to 6-year, $90 million contract

The Yankees are close to retaining their star second baseman with a six year deal.

DJ LeMahieu #26 of the New York Yankees stands ready at second base during Game 5 of the ALDS between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays at Petco Park on Friday, October 9, 2020 in San Diego, California. Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images

UPDATE: Yankees PR announced the contract.

UPDATE: Jeff Passan is reporting and Ken Rosenthal has since confirmed the deal is six years and worth $90 million.

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.