DJ LeMahieu is 2 for 2 in a pair of chances to make the All-MLB First Team. After earning a spot on the inaugural 2019 team, LeMahieu received a consecutive appearance among all second basemen when the 2020 list was revealed Wednesday evening.
Congrats to DJ LeMahieu on earning First Team All-MLB honors, and to Gerrit Cole on Second Team honors ? pic.twitter.com/Ftl9XpvBQD
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) December 10, 2020
Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman joined LeMahieu back in 2019. Among the 2020 players of note, Mets ace Jacob deGrom also secured a spot.
In a regular season that was shortened to 60 games, LeMahieu made 50 appearances, winning the American League batting title after hitting .364 — a career-high for the 10th-year pro.
LeMahieu, 32, slashed .364/.421/.520 with 10 homers and batted in 27 runs. As a first-year Yankee for the 2019 season, LeMahieu slashed .327/.375/.518 with 26 long balls and 102 runs batted in — both career-high numbers.
As SNY’s Andy Martino has reported, LeMahieu is a free agent but the Yankees are likely to prioritize his re-signing. On Nov. 11, he turned down a $18.9 million qualifying offer from the Yankees.
While LeMahieu has not spoken up publicly, Luke Voit appeared confident in a reunion with the Yankees for 2021 and beyond. Voit said Wednesday that he would put his money on LeMahieu returning.