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Yankees make 6-year deal for DJ LeMahiu official

Field Level Media
28 Jan 2021, 09:40 GMT+10

The New York Yankees made it official Wednesday, announcing that infielder DJ LeMahieu is returning to the team on a six-year deal.

The agreement was first reported Jan. 15, with the 2020 American League batting champion set to accept the $90 million deal.

LeMahieu, 32, won his second career batting title with a .364 average. He also won the National League crown with the Colorado Rockies in 2016 when he hit .348.

He's also a three-time Gold Glove winner and a three-time All-Star.

In 50 games during the 2020 season, LeMahieu had 10 home runs and 27 RBI. In addition to leading the majors in hitting, he topped the American League in on-base percentage (.421) and on-base percentage plus slugging (1.011) for the Yankees, who were eliminated by the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL Division Series.

In 2019 with New York, LeMahieu batted .327, with 26 homers and 102 RBIs while making the AL All-Star team.

LeMahieu has played 1,150 career games with the Chicago Cubs (2011), Rockies (2012-18) and Yankees. He has a career batting average of .305.

--Field Level Media

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