All-Star right fielder Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees did not come to an agreement on a contract extension ahead of the slugger's self-imposed deadline of Opening Day.
General manager Brian Cashman said the team offered a seven-year, $213.5 million extension
which paired with the $17 million it offered in arbitration this season, would have made the entire package just over $230 million.
We were unsuccessful in concluding a multiyear pact," Cashman said Friday before the Yankees' season opener vs. the Boston Red Sox.
Obviously, our intent is to have Aaron Judge stay as a New York Yankee as we move forward, and I know that is his intent as well, which is a good thing.
The Yankees executive went on to reveal the figures of the offer, an unorthodox move for any team, stating it was "for transparency purposes."
which included the final season of arbitration, in a number to be agreed upon between $17 million and $21 million, and seven years of free agency at $30.5 million per year.
Cashman described them as having "no animus" and refused to comment on whether Judge's vaccination status against the coronavirus played any part.
Cashman reiterated that was his message to Yankees fans who might be disappointed in their lack of an agreement on a contract extension with one of the game's most popular players.
Cashman did not completely exclude the possibility of there being room for negotiations during the arbitration hearing
Judge was unable to agree on a contract for the 2022 season after the 29-year-old filed for arbitration at $21 million and the club countered at $17 million.