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DJ LeMahieu closes deal with New York Yankees



DJ LeMahieu has reached an agreement with the New York Yankees on a $ 24 million two-year deal, sources in the league told Jeff Passan of ESPN.

LeMahieu will switch to the Yankees All-Star selection, three Gold Glove Awards and the 2016 National League Batting title of 2016 after seven impressive seasons with the Colorado Rockies, including two.

The 30-year-old became 2018 ranked as one of the best defenders of the National League and led in every position all leading players in the defensive regression analysis. Attacking 6-foot-4 LeMahieu is known as a batsman who regularly goes into the opposing field. He beats 276 with 15 home runs, 62 RBIs, 90 runs and 6 stolen bases last season.

LeMahieu's offensive production in Colorado is subject to the usual dissection. His total number is distorted by his career line of .329 / .386 / .447 at Coors Field. For the past two seasons, he has hit 1

6 of his 23 homers on the road. And in 2016, he hit .303 and 2017.294, before dropping from Coors to .229 last season.

Colorado's DJ LeMahieu dominates the defensive metrics for the second basemen. Ralph Freso / Getty Images

While the Rockies – along with Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon – wanted to keep their core group intact, the team has cheap options with Infielder's Garrett through the Hampson and Brendan Rodgers system.

"DJ is the epitome of which Rockie is never heard," Blackmon said at the end of the regular season. "He's the type you take for granted because he's always out there, every ball he hits is an Out, he always has professional clubs, and he always does the right thing."

Added Arenado: "He's the same guy everyday, good or bad … He sets the standard for us, we go where he really goes."

LeMahieu, a second round of the Chicago Cubs in 2009 , has a career of 298 years average is 49 home runs, 349 RBIs, 501 runs and 75 stolen bases since entering the majors 2011.


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