In a shocking turn of events, the Yankees signed second baseman DJ LeMahieu to a two-year deal, according to Jack Curry of the YES Network.
Yankees are closing in on a two-year deal with infielder DJ LeMahieu,— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) January 11, 2019
According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the deal is in the $24 million range for the two years.
The two-time All-Star is coming off a 2018 season where he slashed .276/.321/.428 with 49 extra-base hits (15 home runs) and 62 RBI. The 30-year-old has three Gold Gloves and won the NL batting title back in 2016 when he hit .348.
LeMahieu hit .348 and won a batting title with Colorado in 2016. His slash line was .276/.332/.428 last season. The Yankees value him for his defense and his versatility.— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) January 11, 2019
The idea of bringing LeMahieu aboard is for him to be a versatile player on the infield, considering the second baseman has also logged games at first and third.
The Yankees might not admit they're completely out on Machado, but they continue to make additions to the infield that would lead you to believe they aren't going to sign the superstar infielder.