New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge made an appearance on the R2C2 podcast on Thursday and discussed his contract situation.
The 29-year-old will enter free agency following the 2022 season if the Yankees don’t extend him.
Here’s what he had to say:
“You know, leading into this, especially coming up through the minor leagues and rookie ball, you want to be a free agent, test the market a little bit and see what’s out there. But that’s one thing, I’ve been lucky enough to play in the best organization out of all of them, so who wants to go anywhere else? If we get an extension done before the season starts, that’d be great. I’d be completely honored to wear pinstripes for a couple more years. But if it doesn’t happen and this is my last year [as a Yankee], I had a lot of great memories.”
General manager Brian Cashman and owner Hal Steinbrenner indicated during their season-ending press conferences in October that they would be willing to discuss a long-term extension with Judge. However, due to the MLB lockout the two sides have not been able to discuss anything.
Opening Day is still scheduled for March 31.