This means the two sides will avoid an arbitration hearing. According to multiple reports, the Yankees offered Judge $17 million for the 2022 season and Judge countered with a request for $21 million ahead of a March deadline to exchange figures.
Judge, who turns 30 in April, finished fourth in the AL MVP voting in 2021 and won a Silver Slugger Award after hitting 39 home runs with a .287/.373/.544 line. He’s had an OPS+ of at least 143 in each of the past five seasons.
The three-time All-Star’s best season was his rookie year, when he led the league with 52 homers and 128 runs. He is set to become a free agent after the 2022 season.
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