This is NOT what Yankee fans wanted to see entering the weekend.
The New York Yankees and starter Luis Severino did not agree to a contract Friday and a arbitration hearing is expected.
The news comes from ESPN MLB Insider Jeff Passan.
New York Yankees starter Luis Severino did not agree to a contract and is expected to head to an arbitration hearing, league sources tell ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 11, 2019
The 24-year-old right-hander had a tremendous season for the Yanks, posting a 19-8 record and 3.39 ERA, with 220 strikeouts across 191.1 innings.
This news comes after New York reached agreements with center fielder Aaron Hicks, first baseman Greg Bird and backup catcher Austin Romine. Another n
Luis Severino and Aaron Nola are both first-time-eligible starting pitchers, a market that has been notoriously difficult for players. While first-time-eligible closers regularly exceed $6 million salaries, the only SP to do so was Dallas Keuchel coming off his Cy Young season.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 11, 2019
Following Betts' deal, National League Cy Young Award Winner Jacob deGrom set a record for the highest raise in arbitration, with his salary jumping from $7.4 million to $17 million.
As for the Yankees, here's to hoping Severino's arbitration won't get as ugly as reliever Dellin Betances' did last year.