The New York Yankees and outfielder Aaron Judge failed to reach an agreement on a contract ahead of Tuesday’s arbitration deadline.
Judge asked for $21 million and the Yankees offered $17 million, according to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand.
This means Judge and the Yankees will go to an arbitration hearing to determine his 2022 salary figure unless the two sides agree to a long-term extension. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported Monday that the team is preparing to speak to Judge about a long-term extension within the next week.
Judge, who turns 30 next month, is set to become a free agent after this season for the first time in his career. He made it clear last week that he wants to get an extension done before Opening Day (April 7), so it won’t be a distraction during the season. He also said that if a deal doesn’t get done by then, the two sides will have to resume negotiations after the season.
The Yankees did come to agreements with their other arbitration-eligible players. Joey Gallo got $10.275 million, Gleyber Torres $6.25 million, Jordan Montgomery $6 million, Isiah Kiner-Falefa $4.75 million, Wandy Peralta $2.15 million, Chad Green $4 million, Clay Holmes $1.1 million, Jameson Taillon $5.8 million and Jonathan Loáisiga $1.65 million.
Domingo Germán and Lucas Luetge were also arbitration-eligible, but they agreed to deals in November before the MLB lockout.